When: Sat March 15 , 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: The Maryland Zoo

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Spring is almost here!  It’s time to escape hibernation and head to The Maryland Zoo for our first big event of the new Zoo season.  Join us Saturday, March 15th from 10am – 4pm for Zoo Bloom.  We’ll be welcoming spring (and warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and our animals.

As part of this special event the Zoo will be featuring a full schedule of animal enrichment, where our animals will receive spring-themed treats. We’ll even have free treats on hand for you from our friends at Charm City Cakes. It’s a great day to see some of your favorite animals at their most active times…so don’t forget your camera!

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Lion Cubs on Exhibit at Zoo Bloom

The Zoo’s three growing lion cubs are scheduled to make their third public appearance, as a special part of the Zoo Bloom festivities. Visitors can watch Luke, Leia and Zuri run, play and lay around their exhibit from approximately 10:30am – 12:30pm. The cubs’ well-being is always a top priority, however, so please note that this time is subject to change, based on the weather and their behavior on that day.  This exciting opportunity is expected to draw a significant number of guests, so we ask your patience.  Zoo staff will be working hard to ensure many guests can view the cubs, but it may not be possible for everyone to see them based on anticipated crowds.

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Schedule of activities:

  • Tasty treats for guests provided by Charm City Cakes (while supplies last)
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 3:00pm – special educational activities at Creature Encounters
  • 11:45am – Puppet Show at Creature Encounters
  • 2:45pm – Puppet Show at Creature Encounters
  • Music by Matt Hutchison at 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, and 2:15pm at the Train Plaza

Schedule of Animal Enrichment:

  • 10:30am – Sifaka
  • 11:00am – Polar bears
  • 12:00pm – Warthog/Demi cranes (exhibits are next to each other)
  • 1:30pm – Leopard
  • 2:00pm – Bull elephant
  • 2:30pm – Chimpanzees
  • 3:00pm – Donkeys (Farmyard)

Please note:  Due to animal care priorities events and animal enrichment may not occur on time.  Every effort is made to ensure activities and events happen as scheduled. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT CHARM CITY CAKES FOR PROVIDING TREATS FOR ZOO BLOOM!

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