What: An elephant will smash pumpkins at the zoo. Why: An elephant will smash pumpkins at the zoo.

The Denver Zoo hereby invites you to watch an elephant step on some 600-pound pumpkins at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, Oct. 20.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Zoo.

The Denver Zoo hereby invites you to watch an elephant step on some 600-pound pumpkins at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, Oct. 20.

The invitation is fantastic:

“WHAT: A Denver Zoo Asian elephant will stomp two, giant pumpkins!

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WHO: Pumpkin donated by giant pumpkin hobbyist Brian Deevy

WHY: To see super-sized squashes get stomped by an elephant!”

First, I respect that the “who” is a pumpkin. Also, I like that the grammar leaves open the possibility that hobbyist Brian Deevy is GIANT.

Anyway, you, the public, are invited to see the “pachyderm pulverize the 600-pound pumpkins.” Just show up at the Zoo’s 11:30 a.m. demonstration at the Toyota Elephant Passage, at the exhibit’s McGrath Family Amphitheater.

Regular admission is $12 for kids under 12 and $17 for adults.

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.