"Egg Hunts" for the Animals
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 20, guests are entitled to a bag of candy. Limit four per transaction, while supplies last.

Eggstravaganza Schedule (weather permitting):

9 a.m. at River's Edge
Egg hunt for hyenas

9:30 a.m. at Sea Lion Sound
Frozen egg hunt for sea lions

10 a.m. at Fragile Forest
Egg piñatas for orangutans

10:30 a.m. at Red Rocks
Egg piñatas for babirusa

11 a.m. at River's Edge
Egg piñatas for elephants

11:30 a.m. in the Primate House
Enrichment activities for ruffed lemurs

12 p.m. in the Children's Zoo
Hard-boiled egg enrichment for meerkats

12:30 p.m. at Fragile Forest
Enrichment activity for gorillas

1 p.m. in the Bird House
Enrichment activity for hyacinth macaws

1:30 p.m. in the Bird House
Enrichment activity for red-billed hornbills

2 p.m. at Big Cat Country
Enrichment activity for jaguars

2:30 p.m. in the Primate House
Egg piñatas for spider monkeys

3 p.m. in the Herpetarium
Melon nest for giant tortoises

3:30 p.m. in the Children's Zoo
Egg piñatas for mole rats