Zoo animals enjoy Halloween treats

POSTED: 1:04 PM Oct 21 2011   UPDATED: 6:01 AM Oct 25 2011

Zoo animals around the world get a taste of Halloween with special jack-o-lantern pumpkin treats.

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Kandula, a four-year-old Sri Lankan elephant, sends pumpkins flying as he participates in the annual post-Halloween "Pumpkin Stomp" for the elephants at the National Zoo in Washington. The annual event makes use of surplus pumpkins used as Halloween decorations, giving the elephants something new and fun to both play with and eat as well as drawing large crowds of visitors to the zoo.

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