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Watch elephants demolish pumpkins at 'Squishing of the Squash'

Baby Lily and her family at the annual Squishing of the Squash (Photo credit: Oregon Zoo's Twitter page @OregonZoo).

PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s a popular fall tradition; some of the world’s largest land animals demolishing some of the area’s largest pumpkins!

It’s the annual Squishing of the Squash at the Oregon Zoo!

The event takes place Friday at 11 a.m. and kicks off a weekend of “Howloween” events at the zoo.

On Saturday and Sunday, the festive events run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Howloween aims to be educational and fun with scavenger hunts and activities to teach kids about animals around the world and their habits and adaptations.

Kids can collect treats and prizes at the different stations. The zoo will provide deforestation-free candy.

The event will teach kids about palm oil and how they can help orangutans and elephants with their consumer choices.

The activities are best suited for children ages 2 through 12, but all are welcome.

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