Saturday, April 7, 2012
The primates enjoyed hard-boiled eggs, baskets and edible goodies as part of an Easter activity.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
News report: The Bornean orangutan family at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo had an “egg”citing morning Friday with the zoo’s annual Orangutan Egg Hunt, before the rains came. The five playful primates enjoyed hard-boiled eggs, baskets and edible goodies throughout the exhibit. In addition to enjoying the treats, the orangutans benefit from the challenge that offers the animals incentives to explore and interact with their habitat. One of many enrichment activities, this rewarding task helps stimulate the highly intelligent animals, both mentally and physically.
Friday, April 22, 2011
As part of the zoo's enrichment program, five orangutans were treated to Easter baskets of eggs, fruit, veggies, chalk and clothing.
The Easter Bunny stopped by Lowry Park Zoo Friday morning to visit the park's five orangutans. Though the enclosure was surrounded by rows of excited visitors and volunteers, not everyone was so happy. One ungrateful primate, Josie, hurled a basket 50 feet back at the unsuspecting bunny. No one was hit or hurt. Just amused. The treats were part of the primates' enrichment program, coordinated by Pamela Noel. In the spirit of the holiday, here's a bit of verse about the morning" Twas the Good Friday 'fore Easter And in Lowry Park Zoo, The creatures were stirring From sting ray to ‘roo. While the orangutans nestled All snug in their beds, Visions of Easter eggs Danced in their heads. The baskets were hung In the exhibit with care. In hope …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Set your sights now on where you’d like to enjoy brunch or dinner on Easter Sunday.
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