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Big Bunny’s Spring Fling

Event Snapshot

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16, 2017
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free with paid admission or GLAZA membership.

IMPORTANT NOTE: High attendance is expected. Preferred parking is available for an additional cost (cash only). Please consider an alternate driving route to avoid traffic on the off-ramp.

“Spring into fun” with this annual celebration featuring a bounty of EGG-citing activities.

  • Take photos with “Big Bunny” himself, for a nominal fee
  • Enjoy live performances of Kiddle Karoo’s Easter Adventure and hands-on giant bubble-making with Bubblemania
  • Shake your bunny tail at our family dance party
  • Learn fun facts about fuzzy rabbits and wooly sheep
  • Look for strolling entertainers throughout the Zoo
  • Get into the Springtime spirit with seed-planting crafts and bunny nose and whisker face painting

Activities (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted):


  • #HatchGame Egg Station
  • Seed Planting Station sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores


  • “Be a Bunny Keeper” Education Station
  • Springtime Photo Op
  • Animals & You Bunny Stops – 10:45 a.m / 11:45 a.m. / 12:45 p.m.
  • Kiddle Karoo’s Easter Adventure – 11 a.m. / 12:30 p.m.
  • Science Spring Egg-stravaganza Show – 1:45 p.m. / 3 p.m.
  • Special Ranch Talk featuring woolly sheep – 1 p.m.

EUCALYPTUS GROVE activities sponsored by ScholarShare

  • Bubblemania
  • Photos with Big Bunny – Fee required; no personal photos or cameras
  • Family Dance Party with GEC Entertainment
    • Music – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Dance demo – 11:30 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 3 p.m.
  • ADOPT an Animal at the L.A. Zoo


Between the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo and Eucalyptus Grove

  • Spring Fairy and Unicorn Princess costumed characters
  • Cat Bunny, with cute ’n’ quick bunny nose and whisker face painting
  • Deon the Stilt Walker

NOTE: Unlike previous years, this year’s Big Bunny’s Spring Fling will not have bunny-patting stations. While guest may touch bunnies at the Animals & You presentations, the experience will be different – with fewer bunnies and set times (rather than continuous availability).

Animal Enrichment

Friday, April 14
Black bear 12:30 p.m.
South America otters 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 15
Rainforest otters 9:45 a.m. (Member preview)
Snow leopard 12:30 p.m.
African painted dogs 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 16
Rainforest howler monkeys 12:30 p.m.
Sumatran tigers 2:30 p.m.

Member Preview

Saturday, April 15, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

On Saturday, April 15, there is a Member Preview available to members at the Family Deluxe level and higher. To upgrade their support, members should call 323/644-4244. To RSVP for the Big Bunny Member Preview, phone 323/644-4770.

Member Preview Presented by

#HatchGame Sweepstakes

Can you find all of the animals whose eggs are on display at Big Bunny's Spring Fling at the L.A. Zoo?

Upload a selfie with each animal when you find its exhibit at the Zoo, and you could win an L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights prize pack! Post your photos on Twitter (tagging @LAZoo) or Instagram (tagging @thelosangeleszoo) with the hashtag #HatchGame. You could win a 4-pack of tickets to Roaring Nights, our summer evening event on June 23, 2017, and a gift certificate to use in the Zoo’s International Marketplace gift shop.

View Official #HatchGame Sweepstakes Rules

“#HatchGame” Sweepstakes
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Official Sweepstakes Rules

Eligibility: The #HatchGame Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of Sweepstakes entry (“Entrants”). Employees of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (“GLAZA” or the “Sponsor”), the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (“Los Angeles Zoo”), and Volume Services America (“VSA”), their divisions and/or subsidiaries, and the immediate families of each, or persons living in the same household of such employees are not eligible. The Sweepstakes are governed by U.S. laws and are subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S. and where prohibited or restricted. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the judges and administrators which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Sponsor: Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027.

No Purchase Necessary: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase the chance of winning.

Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes will be held from Friday April 14, 2017 at 10:00 am through Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm (“Promotion Period”).
How to Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, visit the egg-ucation station near Reggie & Sea Life Cliffs during the Big Bunny event. There will be five eggs on display, and each egg will hatch a different animal. The animals that hatch will be: ostrich, American alligator, bushmaster, Komodo dragon, and flamingo. To increase your chance of winning, snap selfies with as many of these hatchlings as you can. To enter, either upload your photos via the offer page at, or post your photos on Twitter (tagging @LAZoo) or Instagram (tagging @thelosangeleszoo), using #HatchGame. All entries must be posted by April 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Limit: Limit one (1) Sweepstakes entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Entrants’ Personal Information: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be added to Sponsor’s email lists and will be informed about GLAZA programs and events. After entering, Entrants may opt out of receiving email communications at any time. To opt out, Entrants should send an email to [email protected]

Prize/Approximate Retail Value/Odds of Winning: Three (3) sweepstakes prizes will be awarded, one prize to be awarded on each of the three days of the Big Bunny Event. Each prize consists exclusively of four (4) tickets to the Roaring Nights event on June 23, 2017, and a $20.00 gift card to the L.A. Zoo’s International Marketplace, with a total approximate retail value of $100.00 (“Sweepstakes Prize”).

The odds of winning depend upon the number of valid entries received. Based upon past participation in similar sweepstakes, the odds are approximately 1 in 5,000.

Sweepstakes Drawings: Each day, the entrant with photos of the most animals will win. If there is a tie, a random drawing for that day’s Sweepstakes Prize will take place, and will be conducted by a third party from among all tied Entries received that day. All decisions shall be final and binding in all respects. The potential winners will be notified within four (4) days of the Sweepstakes drawings via the email address included in their Entry. The potential winners must reply to the prize notification within ten (10) calendar days of attempted notification. A potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected if a potential winner fails to reply within ten (10) calendar days, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable. The winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and Publicity Authorization and Release (except where prohibited by law) and such other documents reasonably required by Sponsor, prior to receiving the Sweepstakes Prize.

Conditions of Participation and Certain Restrictions: Entrants are solely responsible for entering the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period, as well as replying to a prize notification within ten (10) calendar days. Winner must agree to certain terms and conditions related to eligibility, release of liability, and Sponsor’s use of winner’s names and/or likeness for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes. Noncompliance may result in disqualification. Taxes on the Sweepstakes Prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. All entries become the property of GLAZA and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules, including all eligibility requirements. By participating, Entrants agree to release GLAZA, the Los Angeles Zoo, VSA, and each of their divisions and/or subsidiaries, their wholesalers, retailers or distributors or advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, trustees, members, employees, agents or representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever, which Entrants may now or hereafter be entitled to assert, including but not limited to, any death, injury, loss of enjoyment, damage to computer or other electronic equipment, or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused or contributed to by participation in the Sweepstakes and/or a Sweepstakes Prize awarded in the Sweepstakes and/or in connection with the awarding, receipt and use or misuse of a Sweepstakes Prize, and/or claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected, late, lost, delayed, inaccurate, damaged, garbled, incomplete, undelivered or stolen entries, delayed or misdirected entries for whatever reason, for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections, or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or delayed transmissions or in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer or other electronic hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines, or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise and any mechanical, electronic, network, computer, printing, typographical, human or other error relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Sweepstakes Prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond their reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the Sweepstakes Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Sweepstakes Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Winners List: For a list of the winners, send an email to [email protected] on or after April 30, 2017.

  1. Visit the #HatchGame Station to see eggs laid by five different types of animals.
  2. Find the egg-laying animals throughout the Zoo and take selfies at those exhibits. Look for the “H” on the map handout.
  3. Post your selfies on either Instagram or Twitter using #HatchGame and tagging the Zoo (@TheLosAngelesZoo on Instagram and @LAZoo on Twitter) today!

HOW TO WIN: Those who post the most number of selfies at the correct locations each day of Big Bunny’s Spring Fling (4/14, 4/15, and 4/16) will be entered to win the Grand Prize.

GRAND PRIZE (three awarded): 4 tickets to our Roaring Nights 2017 summer music event on June 23, 2017 and a $20 gift certificate for the Zoo’s International Marketplace gift shop.

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All events are free with paid Zoo admission, except “Big Bunny” photos, which are available for a nominal fee.

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