Animals at a sanctuary in Murchison, Texas, enjoyed an early sample of Halloween treats, video released on October 12 shows.
This footage released by the Humane Society of the United States shows dozens of the nearly 800 resident animals at Black Beauty Ranch, including tigers, marmosets, and bears, playing with pumpkins and eating treats.
Noelle Almrud, senior director of Black Beauty Ranch, said, “A good time was had by all. While tigers don’t actually eat pumpkins, they love playing around with them and hunting them down and pouncing – showing their true wild cat behavior."
Almrud continued, "The other species enjoyed pulling the pumpkins apart and nibbling like our marmoset Abu, or just tearing them to shreds and sticking their whole faces in, like our bears. We always try to incorporate seasonal enrichment activities for our animals to keep them busy and healthy.” Credit: Humane Society of the United States via Storyful