Kids to prepare pumpkin feast for elephants

Children have been invited to create special delicacies for a baby elephant in a zoo in Vienna.Schönbrunn Zoo managers said today (Weds) kids were welcome to participate in seven workshops in which they hollow out pumpkins from this Saturday (16 October; call +43 1 877 929 45 00 to sign up).While some of the vegetables will be turned into spooky Halloween attractions, others will be stuffed with chopped apples and carrots and fed to baby tusker Tuluba and his family. Children will be given the chance to watch the animals munch the delicacies.Tuluba was born in August. His name was chosen in an internet vote in which a majority of 61.4 per cent picked Tuluba meaning “big ears”.A calendar for 2011 featuring the most beautiful pictures photographer Daniel Zupanc took during the first weeks of the baby elephant’s life went on sale recently.Around 2.18 million people visited the zoo – located in the Viennese district of Hietzing – last year, down by 400,000 compared to 2008.