updated 10/05/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/08/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
Nothing beats a little pumpkin-flavored treat in the fall – especially when it’s a real pumpkin!
A young Asian elephant at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens got to partake in some squash eating during the kick-off event for the HallZooWeen Pumpkin Smash, which runs every weekend through October.
After stomping all over a whole pumpkin with its feet, this elephant picked up the pieces and happily put them into its mouth. Yum!
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