Halloween ‘rehearsal’ in Copenhagen

Oct 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured articles

24.10.28 – Source: The Copenhagen Zoo

In Copenhagen the zoo keepers have been busy preparing nice Halloween surprises for their animal friends. Some of them have already had a chance to ‘rehearse’ with pumpkins and other kinds of fruit. 🙂

Because I know there are some readers that can’t watch the videos I made some screenshots from them.

This tapir had to work a little. The half pumpking was hanging on a rope.

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The camels’ pumpkins were served on the ground.

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The feathered inhabitants of the zoo may have been a bit amazed by the size of their treats!

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Even in the apes’ house there was a pumpkin party going on. 🙂

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This is mine so don’t try to take it away from me!!

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The guacanos and the austrichs share their enclosure …. will they even share the pumpkins?

Negotiations going on ….

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It looks like everybody was quite pleased with the result!

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The Children’s Zoo is also ready for the Halloween. There’s a Rabbit Labyrinth for the kids.

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This piggy seems to want to hide the treasures ….

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OK, one in the mouth and one under the belly should keep the thieves away. 🙂

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This herd was curious about the yellow things.

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Do I dare to taste it?

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Oh yeah, it’s quite yammy!

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MOOOH! It’s cowish and means ‘Happy Halloween to all the readers of Knuti’s Weekly’. 🙂

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The polar bears and the brownies – and many other animals, too – will get their treats on Saturday and Sunday.

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  1. Liebe Mervi,

    es ist immer wieder schön zu sehen, wie die Tiere auf etwas Unbekanntes in ihren
    Gehegen reagieren. Einer Kuh würde ich keinen Appetit auf Kürbisse zutrauen, aber siehe da,
    man muss sie ihr nur mundgerecht hinhalten.
    Die Fotos und Videos sind sehr schön, vielen Dank.

    Es gibt viele Zoos, die gerne ihren Tieren an Halloween eine Abwechslung bieten, der
    Berliner Zoo gehört, so glaube ich, leider nicht dazu. In Hannover wurde damit schon mal
    ein richtiges Event gemacht, das auch den Tieren Spaß macht.

    Vielen Dank für deinen Bericht aus Copenhagen und liebe Grüße!
    Britta-Gudrun

  2. Dear Mervi!
    It is always great to see the animals playing with the pumpkins in the autumn. Many animals like the pumpkins.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for this delightful pumpkin report from Copenhagen.
    I suppose most of the animals enjoyed this rehearsal before Halloween and the possibility to play with these orange thingies before eating them…
    In the video I liked especially the keas and the chimpanzees.

    Britta-Gudrun, hopefully the animals in the Berlin Zoo will get some pumpkins too this year!

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Hallo Mervi

    Es ist lustig zu sehen, wie unterschiedlich
    die Tiere mit den Kürbissen umgehen.
    Aber sie sind ein gutes Enrichement !

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  5. Dear Mervi, every year, I love to see the pics and videos of zoos on how they are bringing some joy and treats to their animals: in Summertime during hot days with ice bombs and in Fall with pumpkins. And it is always the same (never ending) pleasure: all kind of animals do like this kind of entertainment and most of all, they also love to eat it!!!

  6. Liebe Mervi,

    im Copenhagener Zoo ist schon Halloween. Sehr zur Freude der Tiere.
    Das bringt etwas Abwechslung auf dem Speiseplan.

    Vor allem kann mit mit Kürbissen auch spielen bevor man sie auffuttert.

    Die Ziegen konnten ja gar nicht schnell genug an die Kürbisse kommen.

    Einige Zoos geben sich richtig Mühe und lassen sich sehr viele schöne Dinge einfallen. Ich denke, da werden wir bestimmt noch etwas sehen. Hellabrunn ist ja auch immer dabei.

    In solchen Dingen kann sich der Berliner Zoo noch sehr viel abgucken.

    Danke für’s Einstellen der Fotos und wunderbaren Videos.

    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

  7. This was a wonderful compi-start this morning.
    As beautiful scenes as pictures. As beautiful as active animals. As beautiful as mainly huge pumpkins.

    Thanks for this report to the COPENHAGEN ZOO and to MERVI.

    Amazing to see how elegant pigs can look and act!
    The general reputation seems to be mostly wrong!

  8. The videos are pure fun and joy. . . Well done!

    I suppose, this was not only fun and joy (however mainly!) for the animals but also a good piece of WORK!

    🙂

  9. A John GOMES-video from ALASKA

    Here you can also see an impressive animal with an impressive huge ‘pumpkin’!

    https://vimeo.com/288648521

    🙂

  10. Dear Mervi, thanks for showing the wonderful pictures from Copenhagen. The nice weather is over now, and it is cold and rainy.

    Dear Dumba, Little Rock is working hard with his pumpkin.

    All the best for the weekend to you all
    Inge

  11. Liebe Mervi,
    Kürbiszeit und alle Tiere haben auch etwas davon, das ist eine schöne Tierbeschäftigung!
    Danke Dir fürs Zeigen und liebe Grüße
    Moni K

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