The Elephants at the Oregon Zoo Gleefully Squish Giant Pumpkins to Celebrate the Arrival of Autumn

Elephant Squishing Squash

As they’ve done for the past few years, the elephants of the Oregon Zoo celebrated the arrival of the autumn season by squishing an assortment of giant pumpkins, which had been set out by caretakers. The elegant pachyderms gleefully performed their job without hesitation, goring the stubborn gourds until they got to the yummy sweet fruit inside.

The elephant family enjoyed squishing (and snacking on) some giant pumpkins, courtesy of farmer Larry Nelson. Such a gourd time!