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Pumpkin weighing 1,300 pounds no match for elephants at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Every October, the elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo enjoy a pumpkin.
Every October, the elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo enjoy a pumpkin.(Source: WOIO)
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 at 9:58 AM CDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo got in the Halloween spirit with a giant pumpkin on Thursday morning.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Zoo officials let the African elephants play with and eat a 1,300-pound pumpkin beginning at 11 a.m.

The male elephant weighs approximately 14,000 pounds.
The male elephant weighs approximately 14,000 pounds.(Source: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Facebook)

Willy, the Metroparks Zoo’s adult male elephant, weighs approximately 14,000 pounds.

The elephant enrichment activity kicks off the second weekend of Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween-themed event held at the zoo that includes festive animal feedings, a hay maze, and trick-or-treating.

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