Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero will be celebrating the holidays with a visit from Santa and his elves on Saturday.
Santa will be at the zoo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to welcome visitors and help deliver colorfully-wrapped and tasty gifts to the animals. Visitors are invited to enjoy fun activities and hot chocolate at the zoo all day, as well as watching the animals open their presents beginning at 11 a.m.
More than 100 animals live at the zoo, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan tiger, a variety of reptiles and much more. The Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road in Atascadero and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Regular admission is $7 for adults 12 and over, $5 for children ages 3-11 and $6 for seniors over 65. Children 2 and under are free. For more information, visit the zoo website at charlespaddockzoo.org.
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