It was all treats for the animals at the zoo on Sunday.
As part of the zoo’s enrichment program many of the creatures were given some pumpkins filled with treats to celebrate Halloween!
Matt Korhonen, a curator at the Calgary Zoo says activities like this are a lot of fun for the animals.
“Keeping the animals entertained and engaged is a big part of what we do, likewise keeping people fun and having a good time at the Zoo. This kind of works both sets. We’re feeding our carnivores some meat filled pumpkins, our herbivores some veggie filled pumpkins.”
The zoo says enrichment can include special animal focused “toys” for recreation; variation in the way that food is presented and special zookeeper interactions and activities particular to each species.