Zoo Animals Celebrate Halloween with Pumpkins

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Direct: 502-238-5331  |  Media Only: 502-744-5639

WHAT | The lions, bears, orangutans, elephants and others at the Louisville Zoo will be celebrating Halloween tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 31) with a special pumpkin enrichment. We just wrapped up “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer and the hundreds of pumpkins that decorated the grounds for the Party will be given to the animals. Animal enrichment is an important part of animal husbandry at the Louisville Zoo and promotes the expression of natural behavior.

WHEN | Friday, October 31 starting at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.  Orangutans (Islands Dayroom)

11 a.m.       Elephants

Noon          Tigers (Tiger Tundra)

1:30 p.m.    Bears (Glacier Run)

2 p.m.        Gorillas (Gorilla Forest)

2:30 p.m.    Lions

WHERE | Louisville Zoo (sign in at the front receptionist desk). Please contact Kyle Shepherd at 502-744-5639 prior to coverage.

*Note: Animals and times subject to change without notice.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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