Halloween's not just about candy. Some zoos hand out pumpkins to challenge their animals' minds and encourage natural behavior. Take a peek at these photos of animals going wild!
Wild ring-tailed lemurs eat a lot of fruit in Madagascar, where they live. But pumpkins are on the menu here at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany!
Photograph by ANGELIKA WARMUTH
An African elephant has about 100,000 muscles in its trunk. That's why it can pick up and squash food, like this pumpkin at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida, before gobbling it up.
Photograph by Melissa Lyttle, ZUMA Press, Alamy
A lion mom and her cubs inspect a carved pumpkin with pieces of meat hidden inside at Germany's Hanover Zoo.
Photograph by JOCHEN LUEBKE, AFP, Getty Images
A polar bear at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, uses its powerful jaw and sharp teeth to chomp down on this tasty gourd. These adaptations also help it catch seals in the Arctic.
Photograph by EMILY WABITSCH, AFP, Getty Images
This meerkat probably feels right at home climbing out of a jack-o'-lantern at the Hanover Zoo in Germany. Meerkats live in underground tunnel systems, which can have over a dozen entrance and exit holes.
Photograph by JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images
Giraffes' long necks help them reach delicious leaves and twigs up high. That's true even when they're inside a hanging pumpkin at England's London Zoo.
Photograph by Gail Orenstein, ZUMAPRESS.com, Alamy Live News
A brown bear and her cubs investigate festive jack-o'-lanterns at Hamburg's Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Germany. In the wild, Mom teaches her cubs to find food.
Photograph by DANIEL BOCKWOLDT, AFP, Getty Images
A playful Siberian tiger cub is having a ball with its new toy at the Dieren Park Amersfoort zoo in the Netherlands. Young tigers often use playtime as a way to practice their hunting skills.
Photograph by EPA, REMKO DE WAAL
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