Oregon Zoo’s Animals Celebrate Autumn With Pumpkin Treats. With October on the way in which right here the animals at Oregon Zoo have been having fun with their favorite autumn treats – gourds. Among the animals snacking on scrumptious pumpkins with Halloween only a month away have been the river otters Tilly, Flora and Hobson, who nibbled away at a Jack-O-Lantern, the purple panda Moshu, the Zoo’s African-crested porcupine, Sharpie, Maple the beaver, and the ring-tailed lemurs Holly and Gizmo. A bunch of larger beasts additionally bought in on the act together with the majestic Eastern black rhino, King and the Asian elephants, Rose-Tu, Shine, Samudra, who crushed big gourds beneath their mighty hooves. Some of the Zoo’s prime predators even took a break from their ordinary diets to take pleasure in some pumpkin treats. These included the black bear Takoda, Morgan the feisty slender-nosed crocodile, Nora the polar bear and an African lion named Zawadi. In addition to the gourds, the African lion household have been offered with new scents to convey out among the pleasure’s pure feline behaviours. Goat bedding, meals hidden beneath rocks and logs, big cat toys hung from the roof all assist them get a sense of the wild.