Elephant Pumpkin Smash at the Maryland Zoo


Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had another and didn’t love her;
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well.

Source: Betts, The Complete Mother Goose (1909)


Can’t say I’d ever see an pumpkin eating African Elephant, but at the Maryland Zoo’s Penguins and Pumpkins event, indeed pumpkins were everywhere. Craftly taking pieces of pumpkin with his snout and placing it into the mouth, this elephant was having a blast.

Happy Halloween everyone!

15 replies »

  1. What a fabulous post, pics & videos are great fun together.

    Elephants are stunning. It’s awesome to see them at work and the strategies they use to get to the good stuff. I still wish I could help them, perhaps I’m spoiled with my hands and fingers and all. Great pics. Thanks for sharing and the smiles you’ve brought to me with this. 😀

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