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Let the pumpkin chomping, smashing, and stomping commence! Pumpkin season has arrived at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and that means it’s time for Chomp and Stomp, the Zoo’s annual Halloween animal enrichment event!

Inspired by this year’s Chomp and Stomp theme, Ghosts of the Forest, Zoo caretakers have busily been preparing festive and tasty pumpkin treats for the animals. Many prefer sliced, others want diced and some like the whole pumpkin. These unique culinary creations are presented as part of the Zoo’s ongoing animal enrichment program, designed to encourage natural behaviors and provide new stimuli for the animals to enjoy.

OKC Zoo is hosting Chomp and Stomp on Friday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With the exception of the enrichment activity at Stingray Bay, all events are free with Zoo admission. The Chomp and Stomp 2019 schedule is as follows:

10 a.m.:                Lorikeets (Children's Zoo)

10:30 a.m.:         Galapagos Tortoises (Island Life)

11 a.m.:                Patagonian Maras “Cavy” (Lakeside)

12:30 p.m.:         Stingrays (Stingray Bay)

1 p.m.:                  Mountain Lions (Oklahoma Trails)

2 p.m.:                  Asian Elephants (Sanctuary Asia)

2:30 p.m.:           Red River Hogs and Bison

This fall break, carve out some time for fun with the OKC Zoo’s Chomp and Stomp! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Oklahoma City Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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