Pumpkin parties turn Halloween into real trick and treat for zoo residents

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-27 05:12:27|Editor: yan
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LONDON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Millions of families in Britain will buy pumpkins over the coming days to carve out lantern faces for the annual Halloween festival.

Many will end up as waste in recycling bins, but that is not the fate of pumpkins at Chester Zoo where the animals have been getting into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin treats. Today is, after all, National Pumpkin Day.

From an inquisitive baby bear to a huge Komodo dragon and from the tiniest fish to a beautiful black jaguar, a host of species have been getting stuck into their themed surprises.

Providing the animals' meals in imaginative and unusual ways ensures they have to explore, think and work for their food.

The carved pumpkins coincide with the zoo's family-friendly half term spectacular The Enchantment of Chester Zoo, which is running every day until Oct. 31.

The event, which is free to visitors, is a magical, theatrical take on Halloween filled with adventure, acrobatics, music and costumed characters.