Pumpkins aplenty

The spirit of Hallowe’en is alive and kicking at DZG, where there’s been pumpkins aplenty providing tasty treats for many of our animals.

web_meerkat_pumpkin1_1   From meerkats to tapirs, orang utans and even our blue and gold macaw, Charlie, animals from across the zoo have been tucking into the tasty treat to celebrate Hallowe’en.   We even stuffed a carved pumpkin with leaves for our handsome male Rothschild’s giraffe, Kubwa, so he didn’t miss out on the celebrations!   Ungulates Team Leader, Jay Haywood, said: “Lots of the animals across the zoo enjoy tucking into pieces of pumpkin at this time of year so we slice them up and hand them out or use the hollowed out ones as enrichment toys which we fill up with fruit and veg.”          web_meerkat_pumpkin1_1                   web_meerkat_pumpkin1_1   See our Hallowe’en video below…