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Animals Hunt For Easter Surprises

WHO:

Animals throughout Zoo Atlanta will discover colorful themed surprises during one of the Zoo’s most popular spring traditions, Gorilla Egg Hunts and More, on Saturday, March 26.

WHAT:

Can’t-miss events include the Great Gorilla Egg Hunts at 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.; giant pandas at 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.; and orangutans at 2:30 p.m. Animals from giant otters to sun bears, tigers to meerkats, and many more, will find toys, edible enrichment and other creations crafted by the Zoo’s Volunteer Enrichment Team throughout the day.

Gorilla Egg Hunts and More is one of a number of annual showcases of Zoo Atlanta’s robust enrichment program, in place for all species year-round. Enrichment, which may take the form of toys, novel foods, new sights or sounds, or training activities, is designed to stimulate animals’ natural behaviors while promoting their well-being.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 26, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Visit zooatlanta.org for a full list of animal activities, and check your Zoo map for times and locations.

WHERE:

Zoo Atlanta 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315

CONTACT:

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications

404.624.2812 – office

404.309.2238 – cell

rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations & Communications Specialist

404.624.5980 – office

gjohnson@zooatlanta.org

About Zoo Atlanta

Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with around 1,300 animals from around the world. The Zoo’s newest destination, Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring 60 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, opened in April 2015. Zoo collection highlights include Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; North America’s largest zoological collection of great apes, and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, giant pandas, lemurs and Aldabra giant tortoises. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org or call 404.624.WILD

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