"Egg Hunts" for the Animals
Sunday, April 5, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Everybody likes a food treat, and Saint Louis Zoo animals are no exception! The Zoo's enrichment team has planned special "egg hunts" for animals. Visitors can also meet zookeepers at Keeper Chats. Kids' enrichment activities will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Schnuck Family Plaza.

Keepers, curators and volunteers plan animal enrichment activities for Zoo animals throughout the year. Enrichment makes life more interesting for the animals. They are encouraged to forage for food, invent “toys” out of everyday items, explore with new exhibit “furniture” such as logs and vines, or even sniff new scents. Enrichment activities are fun for the animals, the visitors and the keepers.

Special Promotion

With the purchase of each Safari pass, animal adoption or membership on April 5, guests are entitled to a bag of candy. Limit four per transaction, while supplies last.

Eggstravaganza Schedule (weather permitting):

9 a.m. at Sea Lion Sound
Frozen eggs for sea lions and harbor seals

9:30 a.m. in the Primate House
Egg piñatas for mongoose lemurs

10 a.m. at Big Cat Country
Egg piñatas for lions

10:30 a.m. in the Bird House
Egg piñatas for hyacinth macaws

11 a.m. at Fragile Forest
Egg piñatas for gorillas

11:30 a.m. in the Herpetarium
Egg piñatas for giant tortoises

12 noon in the Children's Zoo Building
Egg piñatas for meerkats

12:30 p.m. in the Primate House
Egg piñatas for black and white ruffed lemurs

1 p.m. in the Antelope House
Egg piñatas for babirusas

1:30 p.m. in River's Edge
Egg piñatas for African painted dogs

2 p.m. in River's Edge
Ice blocks for Nile hippos

2:30 p.m. in River's Edge
Egg piñatas for Asian elephants

3 p.m. in the Children's Zoo
Egg piñatas for Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs

3:30 p.m. at Penguin & Puffin Coast
Frozen eggs for Humboldt penguins