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Photos: ZooAmerica Celebrates National Pumpkin Day 2022

National Pumpkin Day is October 26, and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is celebrating by treating some of the animals to a pumpkin surprise. Take a look at the photos below to see how the animals are getting in the Halloween spirit during the spookiest time of the year at the Zoo. 

Two Canada lynx are looking intently at the camera before digging into their pumpkin. The photo was taken by Jordan S., Naturalist Aid.

One of the Canada lynx kittens is enjoying a bite of a pumpkin carved by the ZooAmerica team. The photo was taken by Jordan S., Naturalist Aid.

A female gray wolf is getting ready to take a bite of a pumpkin. While gray wolves are carnivores, they enjoy playing with this festive treat. The photo was taken by Theresa W., ZooAmerica Manager.

Twister, a male gray wolf, is sniffing a pumpkin treat as part of an animal enrichment activity. The photo was taken by Theresa W., ZooAmerica Manager.

Mitzi, one of two American Martens at ZooAmerica, is seen in the lower part of the habitat posing with a pumpkin. 

Pumpkin, a 1-year-old desert tortoise, recently celebrated a milestone birthday with three siblings.

Last Weekend of Creatures Of The Night

Guests can see these animals after dark during the final weekend of Creatures Of The Night this Friday through Sunday, Oct. 28-30, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. The popular Halloween-themed event is the only time of year the Zoo is open after dark for an exploration into the nighttime habits of the nocturnal North American animals. Check out the Guide to Creatures Of The Night 2022 for a schedule of activities.

Creatures Of The Night is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark Halloween only when accessing the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. Separate admission is also available online or at the ZooAmerica admissions building for guests who plan to attend just Creatures Of The Night.