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Honolulu Zoo animals receive leftover Halloween treats

Tommy Higashino Tommy Higashino
Michael Moefu Michael Moefu

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Even though Halloween is over, it's still trick-or-treat time for animals at the Honolulu Zoo.

Six pallets of pumpkins, all donated by Aloun Farms, were delivered to the zoo Saturday afternoon.

The elephants were first in line to sample the tasty fruits that were left over from the farms' pumpkin patch festival.

So instead of destroying them, they were loaded onto a truck in Kapolei and delivered to Waikiki.

"Elephants require a lot of roughage so I am sure there is a lot of fiber in pumpkins. Probably one pumpkin would be equal to one M&M for us", said Assistant Zoo Director Tommy Higashino.

"We partnered with the Honolulu Zoo and the City and County and we grabbed a couple of volunteers this morning and harvested over 5,000 pounds of pumpkins for these zoo animals", said Aloun Farms spokesperson Michael Moefu.

Each year, the zoo spends about $320,000 on food for its animals.

Aloun Farms says it plans to provide even more pumpkins next year.

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