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Spooktacular is coming….


Spooktacular is coming!

The zoo is starting to get ready for our big Halloween event- Spooktacular!
This is our largest fundraising event and will run from October 23- October 27.
This is lots of fun for the whole family and includes a family fun section as well as a ‘super scary section’ for those 12 and older.

If you, your organization or business are interested in helping the zoo with this event please contact us at 630-6236.
We are looking for volunteers to help us each night of Spooktacular, people to help us set up and design our different scenes as well as sponsors of the event.  If interested please contact Kim or Anne at the zoo.


Calling all photographers!

The zoo is having a photo contest and is looking for your great shots of animals and experiences at the zoo.
There are three categories to enter:
- Animal Portrait
- Visitor Experience
- Youth (18 and younger)

Photos must have been taken at the RDC within the past year and must be submitted in high resolution (300 dpi).

These photos are going to be used for a number of purposes. One of which is a 2015 RDC calendar. In each category there will be a grand prize winner followed by 1st to 3rd place. These top four pictures from each category will be featured in the calendar. Credit for each photo will be given to the artist within the calendar.  Photos may also be used for future promotional materials made by the RDC, the RDC Facebook page and RDC website.

The Grand Prize winner will also receive an additional prize.  The Youth winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate to the zoo gift shop and the Animal Portrait and Visitor Experience winners will receive a family membership to the RDC.

For further details and entry form click on the document below.

Contact Kim at with any questions.


photo contest form final


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