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.

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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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.

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