|A lemur guards its pumpkin while snacking. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.|
At the annual Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service, there is pumpkin bashing, and also pumpkin smashing. There's pumpkin chomping and definitely some pumpkin stomping.
|This pumpkin came pre-pecked for the penguins. Photo by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.|
The fun continues this weekend with our final two days of the event, Sat. - Sun., Oct. 27 & 28. See how each animal tears into its Halloween treats and get some treats of your own with trick-or-treating for the little ones. Plus, one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted FREE with a paid adult during Pumpkin Bash.
|A wolf delicately opens its jack-o-lantern. What happens next isn't so delicate. Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.|
For instance, we learned that the instinct to dive face-first into a delicious treat is universal across all species.
We also learned that a snow leopard cub's efforts to pounce and tear at a pumpkin are as adorable as they are a sign of her developing predatory skills.
Put on your costumes and join the fun at this final weekend of Pumpkin Bash. See you there!