Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp at the Toledo Zoo

October 9, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — Each year at the completion of trick-or-treating festivities Zoo staff gets asked: “What do you do with all these pumpkins?”
The answer is quite simple…we share them with our animals!
On Saturday, October 26 everyone from Lucas, the African elephant to Hue, our white-cheeked gibbon, the meerkats and more will discover the orange fruits in their exhibits during Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp!
Some of the animals will make a meal and others will make a mess but all of them will be using their natural instincts and displaying natural behaviors!
This is a great way to see your favorite animals and our enrichment program in action at the same time!
Schedule of activities:

10:30 a.m.
Tiger (Tiger Terrace)
Dingoes (Tiger Terrace)
Elephants (Tembo Trail)

11 a.m.
Birds (Aviary)
Brown bears (Tembo Trail)
Orangutans (Great Apes)

11:30 a.m.
Primates (Primate Forest)
Penguins (Penguin Beach)
Seal training (Arctic Encounter®)

Meet an animal
(Nature’s Neighborhood)

12:30 p.m.
Meet an animal (Nature’s Neighborhood)

1 p.m.
Reindeer (Tembo Trail)
Gorillas (Great Apes)
Tasmanian devils (Tembo Trail)

1:30 p.m.
Elephants (Tembo Trail)
Cinereous vultures (Vulture Exhibit)
Wolves (Arctic Encounter®)

2 p.m.
Hippo pumpkin toss (Tembo Trail)
Polar bears (Arctic Encounter®)
Reptiles (Reptile House)

2:30 p.m.
Cassowaries (Cassowary Crossing)
Meerkats (Tembo Trail)
Otter (Tembo Trail)

Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp is included with Zoo admission.
For more information, please visit toledozoo.org/stompandchomp

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