Boo at the ZooBy Ellen Lambeth
Even after Halloween has come and gone, the fun isn’t done. At many zoos around the world, leftover pumpkins entertain all kinds of hungry, bored, or just-plain-curious creatures. Big animals like to smash and eat pumpkins. Burrowing animals enjoy crawling in and out of them. And all kinds of animals love to search for treats hidden in them. Check out the lion above, pretending those pumpkins are prey. If there’s some meat stuffed inside, all the better! It’s all part of the Halloween fun at the zoo. Take a look!
Rangers: Want to join the fun? After Halloween, put some bird seed or peanuts inside your jack-o’-lantern and set it outside for the birds and squirrels. Or make a pumpkin planter! —R.R.