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Don’t miss the 16th annual Bunny Bounce!

April 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Hop, skip, and bounce to Woodland Park Zoo as kiddies scatter for eggs on the North Meadow and animal residents enjoy their own Easter-themed treats at the 16th annual Bunny Bounce.

The spring event offers fun egg hunts for children ages 1 to 8, crafts, animal encounters and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space for egg hunts might be limited and is open on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the zoo’s conservation mission, families must bring their own egg hunt basket or reusable bag. For the health and well-being of the zoo’s animals, candy is not placed inside the eggs—egg hunt participants receive their treats as they exit the zoo.

Lions, meerkats, otters, penguins, and other animals nibble on specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. The Easter-themed treats are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 15

9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Egg hunts for ages 3 and under at the Picnic Shelter near the North Meadow: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Egg hunts for ages 3-5 and 6-8 in the North Meadow: every 30 mins. 10:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Easter treats for animals
Jaguar 10:00
Lions 10:00
Asian Small-clawed Otters 10:30
Kunekune Pigs 11:30
River Otters 11:30
Grizzlies noon
Anoa 1:00
Sloth Bears 1:00
Meerkats 1:00
Ring-tailed Lemurs 1:00 (weather dependent)
Red Ruffed Lemurs 1:30 (weather dependent)
Visayan Warty Pigs 1:30
Ambassador Animals 1:30
Penguins 2:00
Wolves 2:15
Wallaroos and Wallabies 2:30

WHERE:
Woodland Park Zoo: Enter through West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST:
Bunny Bounce and Easter treats for the animals are free with zoo admission or membership. Avoid lines at the gate and get your tickets for Bunny Bounce here, or become a member for unlimited and quick admission all year long! Members do not need to purchase an additional ticket. Discounts and coupons are not applicable for online tickets.

Zoo admission April 1 through September 30: Adult (13-64) $20.95; Child (3-12) $12.95; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round

Parking: $6. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling.

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