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Watch zoo animals devour turkeys this weekend

November 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Turkey time is upon us, and the Woodland Park Zoo is treating the animals to their very own Thanksgiving feast with Turkey Toss on Saturday, Nov. 17. ¬†Animals such as komodo dragons, leopards, and grizzlies will get their paws on raw, store-prepared turkeys or other “autumn-themed treats.”

Photo by Dale Unruh/Woodland Park Zoo

The event, sponsored by Chevron, is part of the zoo’s effort to, “help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals. The activities help encourage natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors,” according to the zoo.

Here’s a schedule of the turkey feedings, all which take place between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.:

  • Jaguar, 10:00
  • Snow leopards, 10:00
  • Arctic foxes, 11:00
  • Ocelots, 11:00
  • Colobus monkeys, 11:30
  • Golden eagle, noon
  • Grizzly bears, 1:00
  • Kunekune pigs, 1:30
  • Komodo dragons, 2:00
  • Golden lion tamarin monkeys, 2:00
  • Wolves 2:30

Learn more about upcoming zoo activities here.