Pumpkin weighing 1,300 pounds no match for elephants at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Pumpkin weighing 1,300 pounds no match for elephants at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Every October, the elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo enjoy a pumpkin.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo got in the Halloween spirit with a giant pumpkin on Thursday morning.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Zoo officials let the African elephants play with and eat a 1,300-pound pumpkin beginning at 11 a.m.

The male elephant weighs approximately 14,000 pounds.
The male elephant weighs approximately 14,000 pounds. (Source: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Facebook)

Willy, the Metroparks Zoo’s adult male elephant, weighs approximately 14,000 pounds.

The elephant enrichment activity kicks off the second weekend of Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween-themed event held at the zoo that includes festive animal feedings, a hay maze, and trick-or-treating.

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