31 March 2015
Well you’ve heard of the Easter Bunny, and likely the Easter Bilby, but have you heard of the Easter Binturong?
Also known as a “bearcat”, the binturong is a beautiful animal native to South-East Asia. With his long white whiskers, ability to disguise himself into the rocks, and his cheeky sense of adventure – it’s no wonder that Jaya the binturong bounced into to the opportunity of hiding Easter eggs around Australia Zoo for Easter Sunday. Guests are encouraged to join us on the day to search for these Easter eggs, with some great prizes to be won!
Jaya will be helping out the Irwin family as they get busy, gearing up to entertain guests with their croc shows and performances from April 3 – 7! Performing live in the Crocoseum from 11:30am, Bindi and the Jungle Girls will be entertaining the crowd before Bindi joins Robert and Terri in the Wildlife Warriors show.
Over the Easter period there’s plenty of treats including a free breakfast on Good Friday between 9am – 10am, free hot cross buns and Easter eggs on Easter Saturday, followed by our main Easter egg hunt on Sunday!
On Tuesday April 7, 100 lucky visitors to the zoo can even have the chance to meet Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin. Be in the first 100 people to sign up to Crikey! Magazine on the day and you’ll be able to have your first issue signed by the original Wildlife Warriors themselves.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, and neither do the Easter treats. Australia Zoo will hold a zoo-wide treasure hunt for the duration of the holidays that will take you from admissions to Africa, Bindi’s Island, South-East Asia and back. By solving the puzzles, you’ll eventually wind up in a secret location to claim your treasure – so be sure to pick up your treasure map on admission!
Guests will also love checking out some new additions to Bindi's Island over the school holidays, as Australia Zoo will be launching a brand new shipwreck entry point for the island! Complete with an impressive hull, palms, bamboo, and hanging vines, visitors to the island will feel like they are being transported to a tropical paradise. Australia Zoo's ring-tailed lemurs will also be moving to Bindi's Island soon, hopefully in time for the Easter holiday period - reinforcing that authentic island feel. Watch this space for news on this one!
Zoo Keeper for a Day will be back and running from April 4 – 18 for those wanting to try their hand at zoo keeping, and there’ll be pony rides happening too! For all the details and to check out the full Easter school holidays activity guide, head to: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/visit-us/calendar/320-easter-holiday-fun
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