It’s called Jumping Pumpkins, and it’s a great opportunity to see some of your favorite Zoo animals enjoy gourd-y goodness throughout the weekend – all included with your regular Zoo admission.
Animals from monkeys and otters to cassowaries and even elephants will find pumpkins all around their habitats. Some will make a meal, and some will make a mess, but all of them will interact with their environments and engage in naturalistic behaviors.
It’s part of the Toledo Zoo’s overall program of enrichment, which the Zoo provides consistently to ensure the animals’ well-being. Pumpkins are provided courtesy of Fleitz Farms, Myer Farms and Oldcastle Inc.
Scheduled events include:
Saturday, Oct. 26
10:15 a.m. otters (Tembo Trail)
10:15 a.m. elephants (Tembo Trail)
10:30 a.m. rhinos (Tembo Trail)
11:15 a.m. primates (Primate Forest)
1:45 p.m. hippo watermelon toss (Hippoquarium®)
2:30 p.m. cassowaries (near the Aviary)
Sunday, Oct. 27
10:15 a.m. orangutans (Kingdom of the Apes)
10:30 a.m. gorillas (Kingdom of the Apes)
10:30 a.m. tigers (Tiger Terrace)
11:45 a.m. sloth bear (Tiger Terrace)
1:30 p.m. wolves (Arctic Encounter®)
1:45 p.m. polar bears (Arctic Encounter®)
2:30 p.m. meerkats (Tembo Trail)
Learn more at toledozoo.org.