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Amarillo Zoo Hosting an Egg-citing Event for Easter

Easter EGG-citement! - Tomorrow - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - $5 - www.amarillozoo.org

Hop on over to the Amarillo Zoo for the fifth annual Easter EGG-citement event. This annual event offers kids a chance to explore the Zoo and receive candy-filled Easter eggs from costumed characters. Share the day with the Alice, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and of course the March Hare, Bugs Bunny and the guest of honor- the Easter Bunny! Plant a carrot seed garden to take home to plant in your backyard garden or pet one of the Zoo's cuddly bunnies at Bunnyville.

Other event highlights include:

Bunny Trail EggVenture - Jump, hop and bounce from one eggsploration station to the next at this spring event! Bunny Trail EggVenture is filled with all kinds of fun! Pick up a special passport to embark on a quest to gather colorful candy-filled eggs from one of many costumed characters. Safari-goers will get their passport punched at each egg station as they discover fun facts about our animals. At the end of the search, kids can trade in their passports for a surprise. There are no traditional

Easter egg hunts at Easter EGG-citment.

Face painting by AmaDazzle (extra fee applies).

Even the Zoo animals will get in on the action with eggy-enrichments.
The lions, tigers, monkeys and lemurs will be given special egg treats throughout the day.
- Spider Monkeys/Lemus at10:15 a.m.
- Lions/Tigers at 11:15 a.m.
- Bears at 1:15 p.m.
- Kangaroo/Wallaby at 2:15 p.m.

Keep a look-out for the special GOLD eggs and GOLDEN rabbits hidden around the zoo. Find one and redeem it at the admissions booth for a special prize. (one per child)

Participate in the guessing game at the egg-cellent exhibit on real animal eggs including replicas of whooping crane, golden eagle, tortoise, python and new this year - a replica egg of the elephant bird plus other eggs from the animal kingdom.

Have fun at one of many special Eggy games including an egg relay, egg toss and finding colorfully wooden eggs hidden in mounds of straw.

Take the jelly bean challenge at the Alice and Wonderland tea party - if you dare!!

Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo.


Admission Fee: $5 per person

For more information you can visit the Zoos website at www.amarillozoo.org or call 381-7911.  The Amarillo Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park

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