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A pack of wolves got a jump start today on pumpkins for Woodland Park Zoo's annual Pumpkin Bash. The pumpkins were scented with cologne and stuffed with meat. The event will be held on Oct. 29-30 and treats the zoo's animals to pumpkins and kids to trick-or-treating and live entertainment

Pumpkin Bash and trick-or-treating wrap up zoo's Autumn Fest

Autumn Fest will come to a close with pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and live entertainment for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s popular Pumpkin Bash.

Pumpkin Bash celebrates fall with a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, elephants, birds, bears and more crunch, smash or stomp on orange gourds of all sizes; trick-or-treating in the Pumpkin Promenade presented by Umpqua Bank; programs in Zoomazium’s indoor, nature play space; and crafts. Live entertainment at Pumpkin Bash includes Tribe, a children’s dance troop from Art Rise Dance School, and Thriller performances by Roosevelt High School. A schedule is available at:

Halloween-themed treats by Lancer Hospitality will be available for purchase in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion, including cupcakes, gourmet candy apples and cookies.

Pumpkins for animals are both days except as noted:

Jaguar at 10 a.m.
Gorillas 1 p.m., 1:20 p.m. (Sun. only)
Siamangs 10 a.m. (Sat. only)
Ocelots 1:30
Lion-tailed macaques 10:00 (Sun. Only)
Tigers 1:30 (Sat. only)
Hippos 10:30 a.m.
Snow leopards 1:30 (Sun. only)
Orangutans 10:30 (Sat. only)
Otters 1:30 (Sun. only)
Penguins 11:00
Elephants 2:00
Willawong Station 11:30
African wild dogs 2:00 (Sun. only)
Sloth bears 11:30
Lemurs 2:00 (weather permitting)
Komodo dragons 11:30
Meerkats 2:30 (Sat. only)
Grizzlies noon (Sat. only
Lions 2:30 (Sun. only)
Malayan sun bears 12:15
Anoa 1:00 Sat./2:00 Sunday

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