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Hop To The Columbus Zoo For Eggstreme Spring Fun

Media Alert: Monday, April 02, 2012


April 2, 2012

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

Powell, OH – In the spirit of spring, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host Eggs, Paws and Claws featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, a two-day celebration of the season, on Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children of all ages can hop to more than 20 treat stations located throughout the Zoo, have their pictures taken with the Bunny, watch our animals hunt for eggs and see Aqua-Bunny swim down the coral trail of Discovery Reef.
Don’t forget the camera for a special character ambassador meet and greet following the famous Character Carrot Caravan. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Polly Polar Bear, Patriot Eagle and the rest of the crew will cruise through the Zoo in their carrot carts before stopping to take pictures and meet guests.
Those attending Friday’s Eggs, Paws and Claws event can kick things off early at the Bob Evans Train re-dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony in the Zoo’s North America region from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dale Schmidt, president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Mike Townsley, president of BEF Foods, Inc., will lead the ceremony that includes appearances by Zoo character ambassadors, Bob Evans’ mascots Biscuit and Gravy, samples from the new Taste of the Farm Bob Evans bakery and more.
The schedule of events is as follows:
  • Bob Evans Train re-dedication   Friday: 1:30 to 3 p.m.; ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Aqua Bunny    Friday: 6 p.m.  Saturday: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Egg hunt for our animals  Friday: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Character carrot caravan  Friday: 6 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 and 1:45 p.m.
  • Character ambassador meet and greet Friday: 4:45, 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Saturday: 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.
    *Times and attractions are subject to change

Most Eggs, Paws and Claws attractions are included with paid admission and are free to Columbus Zoo members. For more information visit
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species and provides more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide.  A recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts more than two million visitors annually and was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating. For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit