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Halloween Animals: Better with Pandas and Pumpkins

  • a graphic image of a pumpkin carved with a giant panda face

Each year, the Smithsonian's National Zoo's animals celebrate Halloween with an assortment of pumpkin treats and, dare we say, it's SCARY cute! We'll update this page with more themed content leading up to Halloween, so check back soon.

For now, take a look back at some of the most precious pumpkin moments, and download your own Giant Panda Bei Bei Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencil to show your panda pumpkin pride!

Giant Panda Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Just print out a copy of the stencil and trace onto your pumpkin! Pro tip: If your pumpkin is too big or too small for the stencil, try adjusting the scale in your printer options.

Click to download the printable, PDF-version of the pumpkin stencil.

Pandas love pumpkin spice

In case you didn't know, giant pandas go wild for pumpkin spice. In fact, keepers give it to them as a form of enrichment. Check out this video from Bei Bei's pumpkin spice encounter last year.

Lemurs know how to have a gourd ol' time