Dec 10, 2009 4:58 PM by Bea Karnes
Now that temperatures are warming up a bit, the Pueblo Zoo has reopened, featuring its annual holiday light extravaganza - ElectriCritters.
Visitors are surrounded by more than 250,000 twinkling lights and entertained by over 100 lighted critter figures, many of them animated.
Two new animated animals this year are a snapping alligator and an additional box car on the Zoo Train-this one loaded with a waving walrus.
Pathways are lined with lighted trees and visitors wind through the whale's belly on their way into the Ecocenter, where they can enjoy goodies from the Candy Cane Café and view the African penguins.
After completing their walk through the Pioneer Ranch to view more lights and critters, visitors head to the main building to enjoy close encounters with small animals or browse the Wild Things Gift Shop.
Electricritters is open through the end of the year.
The cost of admission:
Adult Non-Member - $6.00 (ages 13+)
Child Non-Member - $3.00 (ages 3-12)
Adult Member - $3.00 (ages 13+)
Child Member - $2.00 (ages 3-12)
Children 2 and under are free