Lions play with pumpkins ahead of safari park’s Halloween adventure launch

Blair Drummond Safari Park is preparing for its Halloween-themed programme which starts on Friday.

Lions play with pumpkins ahead of safari park’s Halloween adventure launch

A pride of lions were given pumpkins to play with to mark the launch of a new festive-themed adventure programme at a safari park.

The eight feline friends at Blair Drummond Safari Park – Karis, Libby, Reid, Murray, Isla, Thistle, Hope and Faith – were also spotted pawing at a bale of hay decorated as a pumpkin.

The park is putting on a range of Halloween activities for visitors from October 8 to 31.

The programme includes trips to a pumpkin patch, a display of giant spider-themed hay bales and fire pits for toasting marshmallows.

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The pride were also seen pawing at a giant pumpkin-themed hay bale ahead of the park’s Halloween festivities which begin on Friday (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“The lions were really enjoying playing with the pumpkins. They also loved pulling at the straw from the giant pumpkin-themed hay bale that we put in the enclosure for them.

“One of our keepers Lorna Mitchell carved beautiful lion shapes into the pumpkins, but I don’t think the pride appreciated them as much as we did.”

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Keeper Lorna Mitchell holds a pumpkin with a lion carving on it for the park’s pride of eight felines (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“There’s all sorts to see from giant Halloween-themed hay bales to fire pits to pumpkin patches.”

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