Video, photos: Gatorland animals enjoy pumpkins ahead of Halloween

‘Gators, Ghosts and Goblins’ event now underway

Gatorland Crocodiles and Alligators enjoy pumpkins ahead of Halloween

ORLANDO, Fla. – The “Alligator Capitol of the World” is giving some of its animals, including alligators and crocodiles, some pumpkins to enjoy ahead of Halloween.

Gatorland said pumpkins are used as a form of enrichment.

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The theme park has made it a tradition over the years to give some of its famous reptiles a pumpkin to chomp down on an enjoy. The alligators and crocodiles are not the only ones getting in on the fall fun.

Other animals in the park, including goats, birds, tortoises, capybara and wild cats, are getting some pumpkin snacks to enjoy.

Gatorland offers pumpkins to animals (Gatorland)

Gatorland is currently hosting its “Gators, Ghosts and Goblins” Halloween event.

Gatorland tortoise enjoying a pumpkin (Gatorland)

The weekend event features a number of spooky activities, including themed haunt zones, funny interactive characters like Swamp Ape, live polka music, animal meet-and-greets, trick-or-treating and the return of the Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum.

The Halloween event is free with park admission.

Click here for tickets and information about Gatorland.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.