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Pumpkin Fun at the Central Park Zoo October 25, 2020

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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 One of the best things about this time of year are pumpkins. I normally run a public before hours photo session at the Central Park Zoo featuring pumpkin enrichment for our animals. Like most everything else the session was cancelled this year due to COVID19. I decided to go ahead with the enrichment and thanks to CPZ’s amazing staff we pulled it off. We dismissed with carving and just gave the animals whole pumpkins. It was fun, colorful and enriching for them, the staff and me. If you are a pumpkin nut like me – here’s a trip down memory lane from some of the other pumpkinpalooza events. 2019’s Hello Gourd-geous2018’s Pumpkinfest2017’s Pumpkin’s a Plenty –  2016’s Pumpkinpalooza. There’s more – but you get the idea. Here’s hoping that next year we are back to ‘normal’ times and we can have a pumpkin photo session again. Please stay safe, wear a mask and social distance. Enjoy the pumpkins.

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1. Ellen Lee - October 25, 2020

Great – I attended a couple of the photo sessions and got some terrific pictures

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judylobo - October 25, 2020

The ‘before times’ were lots of fun.

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2. Margaret - October 25, 2020

Thank you again for such fun pictures. I envy you for your photographic skills of capturing such moments with the animals. I do appreciate your sharing them with us. Happy Halloween.

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judylobo - October 25, 2020

Thanks so much.

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3. Mary Radice - October 25, 2020

They seem plenty happy even without carvings! Beautiful captures! And did you know what the pumpkins said at happy hour? Let’s get smashed! 🙂

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4. Chris - October 25, 2020

Amazing photos, as usual, Judy!!!
I’m looking forward to ‘post-covid’ photo sessions!
Stay well!

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judylobo - October 25, 2020

You stay well too.

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5. fotobuff14 - October 26, 2020

Fantastic shots Judy.

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