PHOTOS: Brookfield Zoo animals enjoy Halloween treats

Friday, October 20, 2017 03:44PM
Hani, a 14-year-old sloth bear reaping the benefits of her successfully breaking open a Halloween treat at Brookfield Zoo. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
Adelle, a 41-year-old pygmy hippo at Brookfield Zoo, gets ready to dig into a Halloween treat. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
Kamba, a female western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, investigates a Halloween treat while her son Zachary looks on. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
Hani, a 14-year-old sloth bear at Brookfield Zoo, gets ready to dig into a pumpkin that animal care staff gave her as part of the zoo’s enrichment program. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
The Rodrigues fruit bats at Brookfield Zoo’s Australia House received carved pumpkins filled with a variety of chopped fruit. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
Zachary, a western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be enjoying an early Halloween treat. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
Several animals at Brookfield Zoo, including Obesa, a 29-year-old pygmy hippo, received pumpkins. She appears to be enjoying the Halloween treat. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
Kamba, a western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be thoroughly enjoying the pumpkin that she and the other members of the gorilla family received as part of the zoo’s (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
The Rodrigues fruit bats at Brookfield Zoo’s Australia House received carved pumpkins filled with a variety of chopped fruit. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
A carpet python slithers his way through a carved pumpkin at Brookfield Zoo. (Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society)
BROOKFIELD, Ill. - Some animals at the Brookfield Zoo got some special Halloween treats to enjoy Friday.

The western lowland gorillas; Hani, one of the sloth bears, the Rodrigues fruit bats; a carpet python and the pygmy hippos each got pumpkins to enjoy.

The Brookfield Zoo said animals will be getting pumpkins over the next two weekends for the annual Boo! At the Zoo celebration, which take places Saturdays and Sundays October 21-22 and 28-29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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