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No tricks, just treats for animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park


Armadillo at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Pumpkins are being filled with special treats for the animals to enjoy at the Wildlife Park near Burford this Halloween. It’s a great opportunity for the keepers to be a little bit more creative with their food and the animals seem to be enjoying their pumpkin enrichments.

Chris Kibbey, Head of Primates and Small Mammals at Cotswold Wildlife Park: "The clocks have gone back, the leaves are falling off the trees, and Keepers are able to show off their carving skills. This time of year is a good opportunity to provide some seasonal enrichment for some of our animals and pumpkins are great.  They can be hollowed out, carved with a scary (or smiley) face and some of the animal’s favourite treats hidden inside. The Tamandua enjoyed using their long sticky tongue to slurp up mealworms in their pumpkin, with Orinoco dominating the occasion.  The Meerkats also had mealworms in theirs, although being omnivorous supplemented their diet with some pumpkin flesh too.  Even Boots the Armadillo couldn’t resist the temptation."
 
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is open daily from 10.00am and close at 5.00pm or dusk. Last admission is at 3.00pm. Book your tickets online.


Explore Gloucestershire
30 October 2020

Meerkat in pumpkin
Meerkat in pumpkin
Meerkat eating pumpkin
Meerkat eating pumpkin
Tamanduas with pumpkin
Tamanduas with pumpkin

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