Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns are indicative of the fall season…and Halloween.
Zoo Keepers work hard to keep their animals healthy and happy. Enrichment toys and activities are an important tool that Keepers utilize to help in that pursuit. Enrichment items encourage natural behavior and stimulate the senses…and what could be more stimulating, this time of year, than celebrating by tearing into a bright orange pumpkin!
Happy Halloween from ZooBorns!
Image 1: (Lynx) Tierpark Hellabrunn / Marc Muller
Image 2: “Red Pandas, Jung and Nima, get into the Halloween spirit”/ Chester Zoo
Image 3: (Snow leopard) Woodland Park Zoo
Image 4: (Amur Tiger) Woburn Safari Park
Image 5: Piglets-in-a-pumpkin/ Tierpark Berlin
Image 6: “Andean Bear, Bernie, tucks into honey-coated treats”/ Chester Zoo
Image 7: “Black Jaguar, Goshi, enjoys and early treat”/ Chester Zoo
Images 8, 9: Elephant Pumpkin Stomp/ Denver Zoo
Image 10: (Chimpanzee)/ Detroit Zoo/ Jennie Miller
Image 11: (Bison)/ Detroit Zoo/ Jennie Miller
Image 12: (Giraffe “Mpenzi”)/ Detroit Zoo/ Jennie Miller
Image 13: (Hippo)/ Woodland Park Zoo/ Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
Image 14: (Tiger)/ Woodland Park Zoo/ Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
Image 15: (Maned Wolf)/ Woodland Park Zoo/ Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
More adorable Halloween pics, below the fold!