A Determined African Spurred Tortoise Cracks Open a Giant Pumpkin to Enjoy the Sweet Fruit Inside

Dozer the Tortoise Pumpkin Eating

As part of the autumn season celebration, caretakers at the Oregon Zoo set out a giant pumpkin for Dozer, the African spurred (sulcata) tortoise to crack open and enjoy. Which he happily did, much in the same manner in which his elephant neighbors squished squash during the previous week.

Dozer the sulcata tortoise thoroughly enjoyed his pumpkin this year.#shellebrategourdtimes

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.