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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE EASTER "EGGS-TRAVAGANZA"

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden needs your help to make special Easter-themed enrichment items for its animals! The OKC Zoo is encouraging fans of all ages to get creative and share their egg decoration idea on social media with #MyOKCZooEgg. Entries may also be submitted via E-mail at publicrelations@okczoo.org. A template is being provided by the Zoo but is not required.

“We know most holiday activities, including Easter egg hunts, have been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and this is a way the Zoo can help make the holiday special without encouraging people to leave home,” said Kimberly Leser, OKC Zoo behavioral husbandry and welfare manager. “This is a fun, family activity for Zoo fans that will also benefit the Zoo’s animals by providing enriching experiences for them.”

Animal caretakers will pick 10 entries and re-create the designs on Easter enrichment activities for the animals, including real eggs. All designs will become the property of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden for publication, promotion and reproduction. Winners will be announced on the Zoo’s new digital series, “OKC Zoo @ Two” on Easter, Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. Entries must be submitted to the Zoo or posted online by Tuesday, April 7, at 5 p.m.

Animals currently confirmed for Easter enrichment activities are:

Asian elephants

Komodo dragons

Galapagos tortoises

Lorikeets

American bison

“OKC Zoo @ Two” is posted daily at 2 p.m. CT and allows viewers to take a safari from the comfort of home with caretaker chats, wellness exams, behind-the-scenes animal encounters and unexpected adventures from the Zoo online daily. Episodes are posted on the OKC Zoo’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and at okczoo.org/okc-zoo-at-two. They include pre-produced stories as well as live broadcasts allowing viewers to submit their questions to be answered by Zoo caretakers. “OKC Zoo @ Two” highlights the Zoo’s amazing animals and expert staff.

May the best egg win! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Oklahoma City Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Stay connected with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. To learn more about other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.

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