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Zoo's gorillas ready for Easter

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

The gorillas at the Cincinnati Zoo are ready for Easter after hunting for their baskets on Thursday morning.

The gorilla family of five - Jomo, Samantha, Bakari, Muke, Mlinzi and Chewie - hunted for baskets filled with peanuts, raisins, popcorn, sunflower seeds and granola, as well as dozens of colorful hard-boiled eggs that were hidden throughout the Gorilla World exhibit.

Hunting for eggs is not only an Easter tradition at the Zoo, but it's also a nutritious treat and a great enrichment activity for the gorillas. Like humans, gorillas enjoy peeling each egg first. Also, hunting for the treats is actually a lot like the behavior these animals would display in the wild while foraging for food.

The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a Wild Adventure Animal Egg Hunt on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will also feature a variety of treat stations, children's activities and visits with the Easter Bunny.

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