Los Alamos Safari Hunt For Kids Launches Monday

Adventurer boy peeking through binoculars

The entire community, young and old, can participate in the Los Alamos Safari Hunt For Kids. Courtesy Image


The Los Alamos Safari Hunt for Kids launches Monday, Aspen Elementary School principal Michele Altherr announced Sunday, and everyone can participate.

“It’s a safari!,” Altherr said. “It’s very similar to a scavenger hunt. The ‘hunters’ try to spot as many stuffed animals as they can find in people’s windows and yards. Everyone can help by placing stuffed animals in their windows for children to find.”

Stuffed animals can also be placed in yards or on fences and any kind of animal can be placed for children to spot, including bears, tigers, giraffes, even flamingos.  Drawings or photos of animals may also be placed in windows by those who don’t have stuffed animals.

“Who would have thought these sorts of animals would exist in our high desert habitat? Anything goes these quarantine days!” Altherr said. 

If you’re not scared of the wild, check it out!  Visit the LA Safari Hunt blog for tips  https://lasafarihunt.blogspot.com/ Upload your picture to Instagram and tag it! #lasafarihunt @lasafarihunt

Here’s how it works:

  • You can walk or go in the car.
  • Remember all safaris are better with a guide. So take an adult or go as a family.
  • Spotters on the hunt should wear a protective mask, remember to stay at least 6 feet away from anyone else you meet on the safari.
  • Spotters on the hunt should remain on the sidewalk and a safe distance away from the animal’s homes.
  • Spotters on the hunt may want to make a map of their neighborhood and take a pencil to draw their route and discoveries. Other may want to use a phone app.
  • Do you notice how quiet it is? What are some new sights and sounds that you notice? Do you hear the birds?
  • Wash your hands when you get home!
  • Post your photos of the stuffed animals you spot on our Instagram, @lasafarihunt.

Happy Hunting! The safari will continue as longs as the community is in on stay at home orders.