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Animal Pumpkin Smash 2021

October 31, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The animals at the Louisville Zoo will get a delicious and fun treat this Halloween as they receive special pumpkin enrichment during our annual Animal Pumpkin Smash this Sunday, October 31, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The hundreds of pumpkins and gourds that previously decorated the grounds for Boo at the Zoo presented by Meijer will be given to the animals for Halloween enrichment. Animal enrichment is an important part of animal husbandry at the Louisville Zoo and promotes the expression of natural behavior.  The full schedule is below (times are subject to change):

10:30 a.m.Gorillas
10:45 a.m.Meerkats
11:30 a.m.Bears
12:00 p.m.Elephants
12:00 p.m.Bongos
12:15 p.m.Warthogs
1:45 p.m.Jaguar
2:15 p.m.Lions
2:30 p.m.Islands
2:45 p.m.Zebras
3:15 p.m.Giraffes

This event is FREE with Zoo admission; don’t miss out, buy your tickets today!

Can’t make it to the Zoo on the Oct. 31? We plan to release a Pumpkin Smash video recap! Be sure to follow our social media channels for updates.

See the fun of last year’s event below in this 2020 video.


October 31, 2021
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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