CHICAGO (CBS)– Halloween came early for some of the animals at Brookfield Zoo.
Animals ranging from sloths and porcupines to bears and hippos enjoyed festive pumpkin treats.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Asks Bidders For Chicago Casino To Submit Formal Plans By August 23
According to zoo officials, the Nigerian dwarf goats enjoyed playing with and eating the fall gourds and, Adele, a Nile hippo, also seemed to like her treat.READ MORE: Cook County Health Offers Walk-In COVID Vaccines At Tinley Park, Matteson Mass Vaccination Sites Through Saturday
The pumpkin treats are part of the zoo’s enrichment items that work to mentally stimulate the animals. The zoo describes an enrichment item as something “they normally do not receive on a regular basis.”MORE NEWS: Wrong Vaccine Accidentally Administered At Mariano's In Aurora
The animals will get more Halloween treats this weekend, the final weekend of Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo celebration.