Last week's Smashing Pumpkins event at the Detroit Zoo was such a smashing good time, the Zoo will repeat the treat this Saturday, Oct. 22. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the animals will receive pumpkins filled with tasty treats to eat, play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash.
Each year around Halloween, Zoo staff provide the animals with seasonal munchies - including pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and other fall harvest goodies - as part of its comprehensive program of ensuring environments for animals that are ever-changing and appropriately complex.
10:30 a.m. - otters (treat-filled pumpkins)
11 a.m. - great apes (pumpkins)
11:30 a.m. - polar bears (treat-filled pumpkins)
Noon - bison (pumpkins and corn stalks)
12:30 p.m. - grizzly bears (Halloween piñatas and corn stalks)
1 p.m. - giraffes (treat-filled pumpkins and corn stalks)
1:30 p.m. - vultures (treat-filled pumpkins and corn stalks)
2 p.m. - lemurs (Halloween piñatas and pumpkins)
2:30 p.m. - anteaters (treat-filled pumpkins)
For Zoo hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visit https://detroitzoo.org/