Pumpkins from Halloween event given to Akron Zoo animals - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Pumpkins from Halloween event given to Akron Zoo animals

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The Akron Zoo gave hundreds of pumpkins from the Boo at the Zoo to its animals for enrichment this year.

The zoo hosted an Enrichment Day, Pumpkin Palooza, on Saturday.

Animals were given pumpkins to smash, eat, roll, and play with as part of their scheduled enrichment times throughout the day. Enrichment is anything given to the animals to stimulate their natural behaviors. Although the zoo does enrichment on a daily basis, Enrichment Days give the animal care staff the opportunity to showcase to the public what they do for the animals.

Snow leopards, grizzly bears, red wolves, and more were showcased.

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