Our animal care staff have again come up with some spook-tacular treats for our gibbons’ annual Halloween veggie feast!

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Maynard dove for the pineapple before we had a chance to show it off to most of the other gibbons. But we forgave him: today is the sixth anniversary of his arrival at IPPL! Time to go on a tear!

 

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Maynard had a fine time tearing into the leafy top of our pineapple creation! Grrrrrr!

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Whoop-Whoop loves pears, so he was scheming how to get some of those little green monsters.

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Our caregivers gave him a hand!

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Spanky seemed a little reluctant at first, but he soon got used to the idea.

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Elizabeth licked the black food coloring off her orange pumpkins until her tongue turned black!

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As an added bonus, all the veggies we used for this Halloween display were donated to us by our friends at Costco

Here’s a monstrous shopping list to get you started on your own healthy Halloween display:

 

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Tiki-type jack-o-lantern

1 pineapple (plus some good carving skills)

 

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Pumpkin veggie mosaic

1 package baby carrots

1 mushroom (for eyes, nose, and mouth)

1 broccoli floret (for stem)

 

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Orange mini pumpkins

6-8 peeled mandarin oranges

Black food coloring (for creating faces, to be applied with tooth picks)

1-2 asparagus spears (for stems)

 

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Little green monsters

2-3 Bartlett pears

1 strawberry (for tongues)

1 mushroom (for creating eyes)

Black food coloring (ditto)

 

 

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