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Last Updated: Monday October 25 2010 05:07 GMT

In pics: Animals get a pumpkin treat for Halloween!

Halloween treat for these squirrel monkeys as they enjoy a pumpkin at Bristol Zoo.

It's almost Halloween and the animal kingdom wanted to get in on the fun too. These squirrel monkeys are enjoying a pumpkin treat at Bristol Zoo.

Halloween treat for these squirrel monkeys as they enjoy a pumpkin at Bristol Zoo.

It's not just for fun though - pumpkins are a great source of vitamins for the animals.

Halloween treat for these meerkats as they enjoy a pumpkin at Bristol Zoo.

These meerkats joined in too. The size and shape of the pumpkins make them a perfect toy as the animals have to climb and delve in to get at the flesh and seeds.

Halloween treat for these cheetah cubs as they enjoy a pumpkin at Whipsnade Zoo.

These cheetah cubs at Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, got their usual meaty meal served up in pumpkin bowls!

Halloween treat for these cheetah cubs as they enjoy a pumpkin at Whipsnade Zoo.

Cheetahs are an endangered species usually found in Africa. It's estimated that there are fewer than 250 of them in the wild.

Halloween treat for this cheetah cub as it enjoys a pumpkin at Whipsnade Zoo.

But that's not worrying this cub at the moment - all he wants to do is tuck into his grub!