Our animal care staff have again come up with some spook-tacular treats for our gibbons’ annual Halloween veggie feast!
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!
Maynard had a fine time tearing into the leafy top of our pineapple creation! Grrrrrr!
Whoop-Whoop loves pears, so he was scheming how to get some of those little green monsters.
Our caregivers gave him a hand!
Spanky seemed a little reluctant at first, but he soon got used to the idea.
Elizabeth licked the black food coloring off her orange pumpkins until her tongue turned black!
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:
1 pineapple (plus some good carving skills)
Pumpkin veggie mosaic
1 package baby carrots
1 mushroom (for eyes, nose, and mouth)
1 broccoli floret (for stem)
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)
Little green monsters
2-3 Bartlett pears
1 strawberry (for tongues)
1 mushroom (for creating eyes)
Black food coloring (ditto)