The Akron Zoo will host an Enrichment Day, Pumpkin Palooza on Halloween from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. During the event, animals will be given pumpkins to smash, eat, roll and play with as part of their enrichment throughout the day.
Visitors will be able to see enrichment given to the penguins, lemurs, snow leopards, sloth bear, otters, grizzly bears, red wolves and more. Click here for a schedule of events.
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 an opportunity to showcase to the public what they do for the animals.