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Monkey-ing around at the zoo for Halloween

Photo: Bristol Zoo

The animals at Bristol Zoo have been given carved pumpkins and spooky piñatas as a spooky special treat in the run-up to Halloween.

The Zoo’s lions, meerkats, snakes and squirrel monkeys received the pumpkins and creepy skull piñatas filled with tasty treats to eat and play with.

Credit: Bristol Zoo
Credit: Bristol Zoo

Pumpkins are a great source of vitamins for the animals, as well as being the perfect enrichment toy.

Carved pumpkins provide great enrichment for our animals. They are always really inquisitive when we put them in their homes.

– Sarah Gedman, Bristol Zoo
Credit: Bristol Zoo
Credit: Bristol Zoo

The special piñata have been made by Zoo volunteers.

It’s amazing seeing how excited the animals are when they’re given one of our piñata, even though all our hard work is destroyed in seconds!

– Linsday Woodard, Bristol Zoo
Credit: Bristol Zoo
Credit: Bristol Zoo