Animal instincts! Zoo creatures get ready for Halloween… by tucking into spooky pumpkins

October 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

These exotic animals got into the mood for Halloween – by tucking into some juicy pumpkins.

Crocodiles, otters, iguanas, snakes and even a scorpion were among a number of species enjoying the seasonal fruit.

Meerkats at the Cotswold water park get a carved pumpkin as part of the enrichment program at the wildlife reserve

Meerkats at the Cotswold water park get a carved pumpkin as part of the enrichment program at the wildlife reserve

The Meerkats tuck into the Halloween treat

The Meerkats tuck into the Halloween treat

Some of the peckish creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford, Oxon., had a tasty meal while other curious critters just crawled inside.

Hayley Rothwell, senior primate keeper, said: “We carve the pumpkins, stuff them with their food and pop them in the enclosures for them to investigate and get their dinner from. They have lots of fun demolishing the pumpkins.”

A snake slithers through the spooky vegetable

A snake slithers through the spooky vegetable

His friend has a go, too

His friend has a go, too

A tortoise takes a bite from the carved Halloween treat

A tortoise takes a bite from the carved Halloween treat

A terrifying tarantula spider makes its mark

A terrifying tarantula spider makes its mark

An iguana inspects the orange vegetable

An iguana inspects the orange vegetable

A scorpion scampers across the ghoul's face

A scorpion scampers across the ghoul’s face

Even a baby crocodile makes a snappy entrance

Even a baby crocodile makes a snappy entrance

 

 

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