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Tigers, leopards play with pumpkins at Big Cat Rescue of Tampa

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Furry residents of Big Cat Rescue of Tampa kicked off the Halloween festivities playing with jack-o'-lanterns and ghosts in their enclosures Thursday.

The sanctuary representatives said, the animals enjoyed the enrichment treats like carved pumpkins filled with chicken and paper mache ghosts hanging on trees because it gave them mental stimulation. Like domestic cats, the exotic ones get curious about new things, the representatives said.

Tigers T.J. and Bengali and Reno the golden leopard pounced around the holiday-themed treats at the sanctuary's enclosures.

Related: Tampa's Big Cat Rescue opens new enclosure

The sanctuary is a home to abut 100 large exotic animals, including tigers, lions, bobcats and more. It is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world.

Related: Big Cat Rescue in Tampa received a new resident
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