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Oh my gourd! Adorable zoo animals play with Halloween pumpkins

Sharon Sipple
A snow leopard at the Philadelphia Zoo sinks his teeth into a pumpkin during the annual Beast Feast celebration.Today

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By Danika Fears

Animals may not be into the whole pumpkin carving thing, but that doesn't stop them from enjoying a festive gourd or two around Halloween. And by enjoy, we definitely mean eat (something us humans like to do too). 

With the spooky holiday just a day away, get into the spirit with a few photos of animals going pumpkin-crazy at zoos around the world this past week. Because who can resist the Halloween staple (or the animals amused by it)? 

A coati, a type of aardvark, licks a pumpkin the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria.DANIEL ZUP / SCHOENBRUNN / HANDO / Today
Open wide: An elephant munches on a pumpkin at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria.DANIEL ZUP / SCHOENBRUNN / HANDO / Today
Meerkats inspect a pumpkin carved and filled with flour worms and straw at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany. The animals' enclosure is decorated with pumpkins for the Halloween holiday.WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH / Today
Boo! An otter stands next to a pumpkin at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. DANIEL ZUP / SCHOENBRUNN / HANDO / Today
Staring contest: A baboon eats away at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany.CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / Today
Jomo, a silverback gorilla, climbs to get to a Halloween pumpkin at the Cincinnati Zoo. The gorillas were enjoying the zoo's annual pumpkin hunt where they fill pumpkins with treats such as granola, raisins, sunflower seeds, peanuts, grapes, popcorn and apples.Al Behrman / Today
From meerkats celebrating Halloween to a very lazy lemur, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.