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April 6, 2012

Bunny Bounce: egg hunts for kids and Easter treats for animals 

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Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

 

WHAT

Bounce to Woodland Park Zoo for egg hunts on the North Meadow and Easter-themed treats for the zoo’s animal residents at Bunny Bounce.

The annual event offers amazing egg hunts for children ages 1 to 8, crafts, bunny encounters, and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space for egg hunts might be limited and is open on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the zoo’s conservation mission, families must bring their own egg hunt basket or reusable bag. For the health and well being of zoo animals, candy will not be placed inside the eggs – egg hunt participants will receive their treats as they exit the zoo.

The Easter-themed treats, such as baskets of flowers and berries, are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

WHEN 

Bunny Bounce and Easter treats for animals: Saturday, April 7

Bunny Bounce: 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.          

Egg hunts for ages 3 and under are held in the Picnic Shelter near the North Meadow: 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.       

Egg hunts for ages 3-5 and 6-8 in the North Meadow: 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.      

                        Easter treats for animals: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Orangutans 10:00
Jaguar 10:00
Lions 11:00
Sloth bears 11:00
Wolves 11:30
Pigs 11:30
Willawong Station 11:30
Otters Noon
Grizzlies 12:30
Anoa 1:00
Meerkats 1:00
Gorillas 1:00, 1:15
Malayan tapirs 1:30
Penguins 1:30
Lemurs 2:00
Elephants 2:00
Golden lion tamarins 2:00

WHERE

Woodland Park Zoo: West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST

Bunny Bounce and treats for the animals are free with zoo admission. Admission: Adult (13-64) $11.75; Child (3-12) $8.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round

INFO

Zoo hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily through April 30

Parking: $5.25. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. Conserving resources is one more way of helping the animals. For bus service to the zoo, visit www.metro.kingcounty.gov.

Gifts/Food: Explore the ZooStores for unique gifts and souvenirs and the Rain Forest Food Pavilion to quench your thirst and appetite.

For more information about Bunny Bounce, enrichment for the animals and how to become a zoo member, visit www.zoo.org. Or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY).

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

 
 

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