Gourd Grief: Tortoise Overcomes Pumpkin-Eating Troubles at Oregon Zoo

A tortoise at the Oregon Zoo in Portland was initially stymied by a pumpkin treat given to him on Tuesday, October 26, but eventually triumphed and tore into the tasty gourd, video released by the zoo shows.

“Dozer’s gourd deed of the day,” joked the zoo, who temporarily changed their Twitter name to Oregoth Boo, getting into the spirit of Halloween.

According to the zoo’s website, Dozer is an African spurred tortoise and is five years old. Credit: Oregon Zoo via Storyful

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