Children visiting the National Zoo had a post-Halloween treat Tuesday, and so did the elephants, at the zoo's annual Pumpkin Stomp.
Kandula, a 3-year-old elephant, was the first to discover a beach ball-sized pumpkin, which he kicked around as hundreds of children watched.
"It looked like soccer," said Isabelle Konitsas, 10. "I didn't know they liked pumpkins."
The young elephant eventually smashed the pumpkin and ate it.