Easter Egg hunt with a difference at Zoo

04:23, Apr 19 2014

It's traditional at this time of year for kids to go on an adventure, hunting for hidden Easter Eggs.

But an Easter Egg hunt with a difference took place at Cincinnati Zoo on Friday (NZ time).

That's because it was the zoo's gorilla family - Jomo the Silverback, M'Linzi, Mara, Samantha, Asha, Anju and one-year old Glady's - who were enjoying the fun.

It was Gladys' first Easter hunt and she joined her siblings to hunt for the brightly coloured baskets, filled with hard-boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, raisins, peanuts and popcorn.

The Easter hunt has become a tradition at the Cincinnati Zoo and it helps show some of the behaviours the gorillas would show in the wild.

It's also a great treat for the animals - and just like us the enjoy peeling each egg before eating.

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