The time of spooking has passed, and Oregon Zoo has managed to continue its tradition of celebrating the season with an annual smashing event.
The event, called Squishing of the Squash, involves the animal residents of the zoo getting to smash some pumpkins in front of a crowd. It actually originated back in 1999, according to the establishment, when the Dairt Garden of Canby dropped an 828-pound pumpkin for the zoo’s elephants.
The activity, aside from providing joy and amusement to visitors, also improves the animals’ well-being by using it as a stimulating and challenging event for them.
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