Add a green note to your Halloween this year with jack-o-lanterns featuring ferocious felines and grimacing gorillas courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund, which has posted some inspired and free carving templates and instructions.
You can find the templates for several endangered or threatened species – the tiger, gorilla, polar bear, pandas, sea turtles and dolphins – at the Going Wild With Pumpkins pages at the WWF website.
Now if you’re challenged just making triangle eyes for the traditional jack-o-lantern, this project might not be for you. But if you’re steady with a carving knife, have patience and enjoy showing up the neighbors at Halloween, then you’ve got your work, ah, cut out for you. Photograph your awareness-building masterpiece and enter it in a contest by Snapfish and HP to win a digital camera or a consolation prize t-shirt.
Learn more about endangered species in the WWF education pages.
— Barbara Kessler