Around the Animal Department, October’s arrival meant only 1 thing: extra candy on the free table! It meant good things for the animals too, although we definitely don’t give them candy. They get a share in the post-Halloween jackpot in the form of pumpkins. Every year we get generous donations from people who give us their uncarved, unpainted pumpkins so we can give them to the animals. This year we got a very very generous donation and found ourselves overly plump with pumpkins. Some of our animals eat them, some of our animals try to eat them, some of our animals play with them, while some of our animals actively ignore them. It’s a fun time for everyone, and if not good nutrition for those who don’t eat them, then definitely great enrichment! Thank you to all who donated pumpkins this year or in years past, but we definitely no longer need any more this year (have I mentioned that we got a ton?!).
I put together a video of the various pumpkins shenanigans that occured. I really hope you enjoy it as much as everyone enjoyed their pumpkins!