September 29: As the sun goes down and the nocturnal animals stir, other animals begin to rise. The evenings starts off with a presentation about Cryptozoology. From Sasquatch and Yeti to the Chupacabra and others, learn about their origins, first sightings and possible scientific explanations for these unique and elusive creatures. Also, listen to stories about “cryptids,” legendary creatures ranging from chupacabras, Bigfoot, lake monsters, wolf-like beasts and mermaids. After the outdoor presentation in the amphitheater, guests will break into smaller groups and experience a nighttime walk-through of the zoo and Amazon’s Edge Rainforest, and perhaps catch a glimpse of some of its nocturnal residents who prefer to come out after dark. Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $30.
1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana