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RIP: Boo at the Zoo

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The Assiniboine Park Conservancy has canceled the one-time popular Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. After a 17 season run, a combination of factors has led the conservancy to cancel the event and it will not be returning in 2013.

Due to construction of the Arctic-themed Journey to Churchill exhibit, the exhibit had to be moved to the south-end of the Zoo. Hosting the event in the south-end increased costs dramatically due to the lack of infrastructure and amenities. The early winter weather in October also contributed to a serious drop in attendance. 18,000 fewer people attended in 2012. [WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]

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