On safari at Fairway’s Trail of Tricks & Treats

Halloween provides an excuse for parents to dress their kids up as all sorts of things — some more advisable than others.

And in northeast Johnson County, one of the things parents seem to like to dress their kids in the most are cuddly wild African animal costumes. As evidence, please review the results of our photo safari, captured while making our way through the trail at Neale Peterson Park:

Actual elephant babies weigh about 120 pounds at birth. I'm guesstimating this li'l pachyderm impersonator clocked in at under 20.
Actual elephant babies weigh about 120 pounds at birth. I’m guesstimating this li’l pachyderm impersonator clocked in at under 20.
Monkey costumes really are the best. There's just no getting around it.
Monkey costumes really are the best. There’s just no getting around it.
This very rare species of giraffe tops out at under 2 feet tall!
This very rare species of giraffe tops out at under 2 feet tall!
As you know, female cheetahs are not territorial, like their male counterparts, so it was relatively easy to approach this one and get a photo.
As you know, female cheetahs are not territorial, like their male counterparts, so it was relatively easy to approach this one and get a photo.
This lion was not cowardly. But it was a li'l shy.
This lion was not cowardly. But it was a li’l shy.
Argh!
Argh!