It's pumpkin season, and even the city's zoo animals get in on that action every year. This weekend Prospect Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo will host their Annual Boo at the Zoo event, and the most important part of the weekend occurs just after noon. This is when the animals devour treat-stuffed pumpkins.
You can get more information about Boo at the Zoo's other offerings at their respective websites, but seriously, you want to go for the smashing of the pumpkins. Now, a look back at this tradition:
In 2007, the Bronx Zoo's monitor lizard dove head first into a pumpkin:
In 2008, Prospect Park Zoo's Pallas cat carefully examined this jack o' lantern. That's so cat.:
In 2008, this pumpkin never stood a chance against the Queens Zoo's puma:
There was an encore in 2011:
In 2011, the Bronx Zoo's brown bears gleefully attacked these pumpkins: