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'Egg-Stravaganza' draws record crowd to N.C. Zoo

Posted April 13, 2009

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— An Easter Saturday event that features animals playing with papier-mache eggs drew its largest crowd in 14 years to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.

Zoo officials said that 10,681 people attended the "Egg-Stravaganza," breaking the record of 10,437 set in 1995.

The animals got to break into paper-mache eggs, made by zoo volunteers and filled with food treats.

Radio Disney also set up in the North American Plaza, offering games and giveaways for guests.

The egg hunt was part of the zoo's enrichment program to provide mental and physical stimulation for the animals.

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  • daisymom Apr 14, 2009

    Did the article mention a religion? It was held on Easter Saturday, but that was the only place I saw anything about a religion, so why complaining, hereandnow?

  • CampbellGrad Apr 14, 2009

    I did not care what the reason was I was having a great time at one of NC's best and most relaxing areas. I love the zoo. (my wife thinks it is a family reunion when I am watching the apes)

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 14, 2009

    Ya gotta start somewhere, canes.

  • monkeyboy Apr 13, 2009

    heh. funny, canes.

    that zoo is awesome.

  • canes017 Apr 13, 2009

    "Maybe they could celebrate the Vernal Equinox (the real reason for the season) and make paper-mache suns & planets for the animals. It would certainly be a lot better than propogating just one of the many religions' superstitions."

    They could have done that, but I'm pretty sure they WANTED people to come out, they didn't want the total guest tally to be around 6 which is what a vernal equinox celebration would have drawn.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 13, 2009

    Maybe they could celebrate the Vernal Equinox (the real reason for the season) and make paper-mache suns & planets for the animals. It would certainly be a lot better than propogating just one of the many religions' superstitions.