Halloween treats delight Britain's zoo animals

Animals at various British zoos are given carved pumpkins to enjoy ahead of the Halloween festival.

CHESTER, CHESHIRE AND WHIPSNADE, DUNSTABLE (REUTERS) - Animals in zoos across Britain are being given early Halloween sweets.

Most animals appear to enjoy eating their pumpkin delights although some seem to prefer playing with their carved pumpkins.

The ancient festival of Halloween is celebrated every year on Oct 31.