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Snooze at the Zoo

Saturday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug. 9

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When night falls over Zoo Boise, it becomes a different place. The armadillos trek around their habitat, the owls come to life and the eyes of the snow leopards shine. At Snooze at the Zoo, families get the chance to experience the zoo after dark.

"You can hear the lions roaring all the night," said Zoo Boise Director of Development Liz Littman. "The primates become very vocal in the morning."

Participants in the zoo's sleepover can bring their own tents and sleeping bags or stay in the safari tents near the primate center. An evening snack is provided, as is breakfast the next day. When the sun rises, zookeepers will lead tours of the animals' morning rituals. Advanced registration is required.