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Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps

Dublin Zoo kicked off the Halloween festivities with some tasty treats for the animals…

Someone's pretty excited about Halloween already...
Someone's pretty excited about Halloween already...
Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography

ANIMALS OF ALL shapes and sizes (and stripes) have begun celebrating Halloween early at Dublin Zoo, after the zookeepers presented them with pumpkin treats.

Humans are also invited to join the Zoo’s festivities, with a range of events planned for Sunday including face painting, a ‘Monster Disco’ and demonstrations on perfect pumpkin carving. The best pumpkin carved on the day will win a prize.

The Halloween events take place from midday until 4pm on Sunday and more information can be found on the Zoo’s Facebook page.

In the meantime, check out how the tigers, elephants, chimps and macaques are getting into the spirit of things already:

Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps
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    Sumatran tiger Kepala checks out the surprise pumpkin feast at Dublin Zoo. (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography 2011)
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    What's all this, then? Sulawesi crested macaques get to grips with carved pumpkins. (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography 2011)
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    Omnomnomnom... (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography 2011)
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    Baby elephant Budi taking a moment before completely mashing a pumpkin. (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography 2011)
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    Let's face it, all those pumpkins are in for a good mashing. (Image: Dublin Zoo/ Patrick Bolger Photography 2011)
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    The pumpkins don't stand a chance against this fella... (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography)
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    Chimpanzees Austin, Bossou, Florin, Betty and Wendy share a gourd-related joke at Dublin Zoo. (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography 2011)
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    Another chimp gets to grips with the Zoo's new pumpkin patch. (Image: Dublin Zoo/Patrick Bolger Photography)

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