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Egg-Stravaganza is an Eggcelent way to spend this Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo

Posted on 03/29/2017
Egg-Stravaganza is an Eggcelent way to spend this Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo

ASHEBORO, NC – A Celebrate spring the “wild way” this weekend at the North Carolina Zoo. “Egg-Stravaganza,” Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2, is the Zoo’s annual tribute to Easter featuring special egg-shaped treats for the animals to enjoy.


North American and African animals will be treated to eggs both days of the event. Festivities Saturday and Sunday are set for: 10:00 a.m. cougars and elephants; 10:30 a.m. otters; 11:00 a.m. sea birds and red river hogs; 11:30 a.m. polar bears and gorillas; 1 p.m. black bears; 1:30 p.m. chimpanzees and grizzly bear; 2 p.m. sand cat and baboons; and 2:30 p.m. lemurs. 

Zookeepers will give these papier-mâché eggs, made by zoo volunteers and filled with appropriate food treats along with other enticing items, to the animals to enjoy. Additionally, keepers will be available to answer guest questions at many of those habitats.

At 1:30 p.m. both days, a variety of bird eggs will be displayed in the Aviary and an ambassador animal will be featured in Kidzone.

“Egg-Stravaganza” is part of the Zoo’s ongoing mission to provide both mental and physical stimulation for the animals in our care, allowing them to find and interact with enrichment items as well as experience different tastes and aromas.

The North Carolina Zoo is open every day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For further information, please visit the Zoo’s website at NCZoo.org.

About the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 1,600 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation.

Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; polar bears Nikita and Anana take polar plunges every day at the Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the mud café in the Kidzone.

Located in the center of the state in Asheboro, it is convenient to visit from anywhere in North Carolina. The North Carolina Zoo welcomes nearly 800,000 guests each year. Plan your adventure at www.NCZoo.org.

 

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 

The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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