Trick or take care of? Animals at Chester Zoo have been taking pleasure in a pumpkin social gathering as the zoo receives into the festive mood in advance of Halloween this weekend.
Keepers have had to get imaginative, giving distinct pumpkin treats to make guaranteed there is a spooky treat for all creatures great and tiny.
Carved pumpkins had been drenched in fish blood for the Komodo dragon and lemurs enjoyed tasty fruit snacks place within the pumpkins.
Holes had been slice within the pumpkins for snakes to slither by means of and the sunshine bears can be noticed divulging the Halloween delicacy.
According to conservationists at the zoo, the treats give the animals enrichment and stimulate them to forage for foods in exciting means.
Chester Zoo is house to just about 20,000 animals and a lot more than 500 distinctive species, lots of of which are endangered in the wild.
This wintertime Chester Zoo is also internet hosting its yearly Lantern Pageant, the place the zoo will be remodeled into a weekend complete of sparkle and enchanting animals.
The event operates in the evening, giving visitors the opportunity to see Chester Zoo in a total new light-weight.
Lanterns will adorn the zoo together with Xmas scenes and festive figures, great for a spouse and children night time out.
The competition is running from Friday November 23 to Sunday December 23 on chosen dates.
You can book tickets for the Lantern Competition through the Chester Zoo web page.