Small creatures came out to play at Brooklands Zoo yesterday.
The Zoo Day Out was part of the New Plymouth District Council's summer scene programme, and around 250 children and adults interacted with zoo staff and animals, participated in quizzes, or had their faces painted.
Kids were encouraged to dress as their favourite zoo animal, and wild cats, butterflies and bumblebees coloured the grounds.
Four-year-old Hemi Hope dressed as a tiger for the day, one of his favourite animals.
"I like tigers and lions and monkeys and planes and tractors," he said.
A tiger was the animal of choice though as Hemi wants to ride them when he grows up.
The summer scene program is being held in conjunction with the Taranaki Festival of the Lights and there has been 12 events so far.
The 20th and final will be held on January 20, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of the Lights.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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