The city of Merced said Iron Man and Wonder Woman, plus a gaggle of witches, vampires, princesses and pirates, are expected to make an appearance at the annual Zoo Boo this weekend.
Zoo Boo is the Halloween fun-fest where kids of all ages get to trick or treat throughout the Applegate Zoo.
In addition to the Zoo Boo, there will be a Kiddie Corral, where youngsters can meet and pet a wide range of animals including a giant tortoise, rabbits, hamsters, ducks, a calf and some special reptile guests.
The events will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The cost of entrance to the Zoo Boo is $1, with kids under 2 free. There is an additional charge of $1 if children want to go into the Kiddie Corral. All money raised from the events will be used to pay for operating the zoo.
The Applegate Zoo is located at 1045 W. 25th St., at the corner of R and 25th streets.