Portland, OR. It’s an ‘eggs-citing’ time at the Oregon Zoo’s annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring geared toward the 10-and-under set. This year’s event took place March 31st. Rabbit Romp, featured candy “egg” hunts, pettable animals at the Family Farm, bunny crafts, games, photo opportunities, and a chance to meet some of the Wildlife Live program’s animals at Elephant Plaza. (Photo by Michael Durham, courtesy of the Oregon Zoo.) 

The bunnies on the zoo’s family farm were a big hit.

Seven week-old rabbits at the Oregon Zoo’s Family Farm. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Kathy Street.

The Oregon College Savings Plan will be at Rabbit Romp with a prize wheel full of giveaways for kids. Parents can also learn more about saving for college with useful information from the experts.

As part of the Metro family, the Oregon Zoo helps make greater Portland a great place to call home. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects focused on saving animals from extinction include studies on polar bears, orangutans and cheetahs.

Support from the Oregon Zoo Foundation enhances and expands the zoo’s efforts in conservation, education and animal welfare. Members, donors and corporate and foundation partners help the zoo make a difference across the region and around the world.

The zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. daily and is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit trimet.org for fare and route information.

 

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