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Animals at the Hogle Zoo make a smashing entrance for Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2022, 4:00 PM

Zuri plays with a pumpkin during Feast With the Beast for Thanksgiving at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lak...

Zuri plays with a pumpkin during Feast With the Beast for Thanksgiving at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Feast with the Beast is taking place at Utah’s Hogle Zoo to kick off Thanksgiving. This unique tradition includes an array of animals, such as elephants, apes, and lions smashing, stomping, and eating pumpkins. 

From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Nov. 24 with regular admission, the public can see the animals of the zoo celebrate Thanksgiving in a unique way. Other holiday treats and activities will take place during Feast with the Beast as well. 

On Thanksgiving Day the zoo will reduce hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Animals at the Hogle Zoo make a smashing entrance for Thanksgiving