It turns out that pumpkins can be a fun source of enrichment for many animals, acting as both a treat and a toy. While the jack-o-lantern sitting on your porch should not be fed to your beloved pet (after a few days outdoors, the carved pumpkin starts to collect bacteria), a bit of unsweetened canned pumpkin can be a tasty and healthy treat for your dog or cat.
Here are a few members of the animal kingdom who love this iconic orange gourd.
1. The elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee discover that smooshing their pumpkin makes for a much more accessible snack.