Tiger cubs play with pumpkins.

IN PICTURES: Pumpkin treats for the animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Three spirited tiger cubs were among the animals that sank their teeth into Halloween festivities, ahead of Boo at the Zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s annual celebration of hairy-scary family fun.

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo carved huge pumpkins for each of the Zoo’s one-year-old endangered Amur tiger cubs, and brushed them with intriguing scents including blood and catnip. The Zoo’s spirited group of squirrel monkeys also got in on the action, including a three-year-old male named Pumpkin.

The endangered rockhopper penguinswere treated to fish-stuffed pumpkins.

1. Rockhopper Penguins enjoy a pumpkin treat at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The endangered rockhopper penguinswere treated to fish-stuffed pumpkins.
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Keepers prepared a series of small pumpkins, filled with raisins and other tasty snacks, which hung from ropes in their enclosure, forming a very spooky assault course.

2. Squirrel Monkeys enjoy a pumpkin treat at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers prepared a series of small pumpkins, filled with raisins and other tasty snacks, which hung from ropes in their enclosure, forming a very spooky assault course.
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The inquisitive young tigers used all their senses to investigate and play with their creepy prizes.

3. Tiger cubs enjoy pumpkins at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The inquisitive young tigers used all their senses to investigate and play with their creepy prizes.
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Team Leader Graeme Williamson said: The tiger cubs and penguins are family favourites at Boo at the Zoo."

4. Rockhopper Penguins enjoy a pumpkin treat at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Team Leader Graeme Williamson said: The tiger cubs and penguins are family favourites at Boo at the Zoo."
Tony Margiocchi
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