Animals baffled by Halloween pumpkin gifts

Animals at Chester Zoo have been scratching their heads over new additions to their enclosures.

Dwarf mongoose inside pumpkin
This curious dwarf mongoose investigates a carved pumpkin. Credit: Chester Zoo

Staff placed pumpkins filled with treats around the zoo for its inhabitants to explore, encouraging them to think and work for their food.

Nothing to be sniffed at: Beni, an Indian one horned rhino, wonders why his lunch box looks different today. Credit: Chester Zoo

A Chester Zoo spokesperson said that the animals all had their own weird and wonderful ways of getting into the pumpkins.

A Galapagos tortoises tucks in. Credit: Chester Zoo

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