PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It was a “gourd-geous” day to visit the Oregon Zoo where resident elephants took part in a classic fall tradition on Thursday morning.
The 25th annual “Squishing of the Squash” event provided the zoo’s Asian elephant family with some tasty pumpkin treats.
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The tradition began in 1999 when the Hoffman Dairy Garden in Canby donated an 828-pound pumpkin to the zoo.
This year’s pumpkins were donated by Larry Nelson and his daughter Amanda Gilmour.