Easter egg trails are a time-honoured tradition of the upcoming holiday, but an upcoming event at Chester Zoo will now see the conservationist put its own unique spin on the activity, dubbed the “Really Wild Egg Trail”.
The easter egg hunt will feature a map designed by National Geographic magazine that helps participants find six massive 3D eggs. Each one is designed to resemble the egg of a different animal living within the 128-acre zoological gardens.
The eggs belong to creatures that many people might be unaware welcome their young into the world in such a way, and is designed as an educational adventure for younger animal fans visiting the zoo. Animals celebrated range from Komodo dragons and big-bellied seahorses to Caribbean flamingos and Humboldt penguins.
All participants of the zoo egg trail who successfully find each of the six hidden animal eggs can collect their free copy of the Nat Geo magazine for kids, the recommended retail price of which is £4.99.
Customer Development Manager for Chester Zoo, Elinor Trigg, commented on the upcoming Easter activity:
“From the largest lizard in the world to tiny invertebrates, this educational adventure will help to shine a spotlight on our world-leading breeding programmes that are helping to save some of the most endangered animals on the planet, while connecting children to the natural world.”
The Really Wild Egg Trail will run every day from April 1 to April 16 and zoo visitors can participate for free as part of their standard admission or membership.