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Pumpkins to the Animals

Several of the animals at Brookfield Zoo received pumpkins, recently. The orangutans, Nigerian dwarf goats, sloth bears, a Puerto Rican boa, and even Quilbert, the zoo’s 3-month-old prehensile-tailed porcupine seemed to enjoy the Halloween treats.

Pumpkins to the Animals

Animals will also be receiving pumpkins during Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo Halloween celebration, which takes place Saturdays and Sundays through October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pumpkins to the Animals

As part of the Chicago Zoological Society’s Center for the Science of Animal Welfare, staff are always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with enrichment items they normally do not receive on a regular basis, including pumpkins.

Pumpkins to the Animals

Posted: 10/17/2018 4:35:29 PM by Steve Pine


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