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Claus and Paws event offers free admission to Zoo Boise

Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-08 00:59:53-05

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.