WHAT: A press conference featuring the popular “Boo at the Zoo” and LAPD Halloween safety
WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015 4 p.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 9002
WHO: Los Angeles Zoo Association Personnel Count Dracula LAPD officers, cadets and “Trick or Treaters”
WHY: As Halloween has become one of the most popular events of the year, every October 31st has become a date in which injuries and tragedy occurs due to the inability of motorists being able to see young pedestrians who are out traditionally “Trick or Treating.” Many of the unfortunate accidents can be avoided by simple safety applications and applying safe measures during the peak hours of Halloween activities. For an exciting alternative, Halloween “Trick or Treaters” are encouraged to grab a treat for the imagination, not the sweet tooth, at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where they’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment – including live music, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and crafts – on Halloween! Examples of safe costuming, personal safety and how to enjoy one of the most celebrated evenings safely. The presentations will include visuals such as reflective clothing, inventive costuming without spending a lot of money, traffic safety, personal protection for safe “Trick or Treating,” fireproof costumes, use of flashlights, pet protection, replica firearms, masks versus face painting, candy inspection and other options to enjoy the holiday including neighborhood celebrations and activities.
Visuals: LA Zoo Halloween decorated scenery, costumed children, safe and glow in the dark Trick/Treat items, Count Dracula, LAPD Officers, Cub Reporters.
For further information contact Officer Jack Richter, LAPD Media Relations, at (213) 486-5910. Media staff should park in the Zoo’s south lot near the public bus circle, and a Zoo staff member will transport them to the press event.