BOISE, Idaho — Zoo Boise is getting into the Christmas spirit, offering free admission Saturday for their annual Claus and Paws e vent.
Each year, the zoo hosts two free admission days for the public. This one includes a visit with Santa Claus.
Hundreds of Treasure Valley families took advantage of the opportunity. Just 30 minutes after opening, the zoo saw a thousand people come through the gates.
"It's really important; it is a way we give back and this is our first free day since our new Gorongosa exhibit opened," Zoo Boise director Gene Peacock said. "Folks who haven't had a chance to come and see it yet, this is a chance they could do that."
The Gorongosa exhibit opened this summer.