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Your morning adorable: Chimps celebrate Halloween at the San Francisco Zoo

October 22, 2009 | 11:58 am

Chimp with a pumpkin

As Halloween approaches it's not just humans getting in on the ghoulish fun: Somewhere in Huntington Beach dogs are preparing to be dressed as sushi, geishas and other such nonsense (we say that lovingly). And at the San Francisco Zoo, more exotic animals such as chimpanzees are celebrating with pumpkins and chimp-safe Halloween-themed treats. (No Mallomars for these guys!)

Other California zoos are celebrating Halloween in their own way -- the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park is holding a "Pumpkins in the Park" event on weekends through Nov. 1, and the Santa Barbara Zoo has its Wild West-themed "Boo at the Zoo" event Oct. 23-25.  (What, Halloween isn't a theme in itself anymore?)  Here in L.A., the L.A. Zoo holds its own "Boo at the Zoo" on Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

More photos of the chimps celebrating Halloween after the jump!

Chimp celebrates Halloween

Ghostly chimp

Your morning adorable: Oklahoma City Zoo's baby chimp celebrates her first birthday -- with cake

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos, from top: George Nikitin / Associated Press; Nikitin; Russel A. Daniels / Associated Press

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