HONOLULU (Nov. 10, 2021) – The Honolulu Zoo’s animals will be able to enjoy fruits and vegetables from Aloun Farms, which recently donated more than 1,800 pounds of pumpkin and other fresh, locally grown produce. On Thursday, Nov. 11, zoo keepers will be presenting pumpkins to elephants, Mari and Vaigai at 10:15 a.m. The public is welcome to attend with social distancing.
“We’ve reimagined our traditional Boo at the Zoo weekend for 2021 to provide keiki and their ‘ohana a safe and Aloun Farms, known for its wide range of local crops “homegrown with aloha” and annual Pumpkin Patch, donated pumpkins, sweet corn on the cob, corn stalk, zucchini, and sunflower heads as special treats to the Honolulu Zoo Society for the Honolulu Zoo animals.
“We’re extremely grateful for Aloun Farms’ generous annual donations,” said Linda Santos, Honolulu Zoo Director. “We really appreciate the array of produce donated from their ohana to ours, which will be used as part of the zoo’s enrichment program with zoo keepers feeding the treats to a variety of animals including elephants, tortoises, porcupines, and birds.”
The partnership with Aloun Farms, the Honolulu Zoo, and the Honolulu Zoo Society has been an annual tradition for the last eight years.
About the Honolulu Zoo Society
Founded in 1969, the Honolulu Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the Honolulu Zoo and its mission to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to its guests.
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