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Gorilla Egg Hunts and More

Animal enrichment is egg-sighting on Saturday, April 20.

Enrichment is a year-round aspect of animal care at Zoo Atlanta, but on Saturday, April 20, it’s an egg-stravaganza. While opportunities abound for humans to hunt eggs in Atlanta in spring, at Zoo Atlanta, the discoveries are for the animals.

Species around the Zoo will find colorful spring-themed surprises throughout the day on Saturday. The yearly tradition is one of many annual highlights of the Zoo’s robust animal enrichment program in place for all species. A vital component of superior animal care at accredited zoological organizations, enrichment may take the form of objects, foods, scents, feeder puzzles and more, designed to stimulate animals’ natural behaviors and adaptations while promoting their well-being.

The event’s namesake great apes, the western lowland gorillas, will be finding sugar-free Jell-O eggs in their habitats at 10:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Zoo-wide animal activities begin just after the Zoo opens and will continue by species into the day. Visit here for a full list of times, and check the Zoo Atlanta map, also available via mobile, for locations.

Gorilla Egg Hunts and More is free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Animal activities are weather and temperature-permitting.


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