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Your morning adorable: Orangutan snacks on a pumpkin at the National Zoo

October 30, 2009 | 11:50 am


The National Zoo in Washington, like many other zoos around the country, is helping its animal residents celebrate Halloween with treats (healthy ones, like pumpkins -- no bite-size Snickers bars here) and special Halloween-themed enrichment activities. 

This orangutan is seated on one of the zoo's newest pieces of equipment, a specially-made cargo net constructed from fire hoses. Zoo staff report that the orangs took quickly to their new "furniture," playing, climbing, or just plain relaxing on it. (Keepers also utilize the net in enrichment activities for the apes, hanging toys and puzzle feeders from it.)

More photos after the jump!





Your morning adorable: Meerkats explore a jack-o'-lantern at England's Bristol Zoo Gardens
Your morning adorable: Elephant eats a pumpkin at Maryland Zoo Halloween celebration
Your morning adorable: Chimps celebrate Halloween at the San Francisco Zoo

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Matthew Cavanaugh / European Pressphoto Agency

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