Elephants, Seals, and Ligers: Easter Egg Hunts Are Wild Affairs in Miami

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You've heard of Easter seals, right?
While other cities have quaint Easter egg hunts in community parks, Miami offers much wilder versions of the search for brightly colored hen fruit. Easter Bunny move over -- these places feature way cooler animals.

Zoo Miami's Eggsafari has a hidden, gory secret. Yes, there are egg "safaris," face painting, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny for the kids. But what makes this totally rad is watching various zoo animals tear into their special Easter gifts.

We're talking egg-shaped blood pops for the African lions, painted coconuts for the Bengal tigers, baskets for the Asian elephants, and meat-filled eggs for the harpy eagles. Good times! Find the special animal-feeding schedule here. April 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $15.95, kids $11.95. Purchase tickets online here. 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami

Jungle Island's Eggstravganza sounds like a sugar rush waiting to happen. The three-day spring fling boasts 50,000 eggs filled with 800 pounds of candy hidden among the grounds.

Visit the island's collection of weird hybrid animals such as Napolean Dynamite's liger (part lion, part tiger), the tabby tiger, and the Easter Bunny. Proceeds go to the Children First Society for UM Pediatrics. April 22 through 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $32.95, kids $24.95. Print $7 coupon here. 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

Bunny Palooza at Miami Seaquarium will feature a five-acre kiddie zone with rock climbing, egg hunts, bounce houses, and slides.

An old-fashioned Easter parade with bands, costumed characters, and the Easter Bunny as MC will run continuously. Say hello to Lolita the Killer whale -- she needs some love. April 22 through 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $38.95, kids $28.95. Save $2 by buying tickets online here. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne

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My kids had a great time today at this beautiful Parrot Jungle Island with $7 discount coupon which you can claim when you buy a ticket my only complaint is that a cashier at the elephant section has an attitude and even let people waiting on line go ahead against each other. She does not believe in forming a line and will blew your head off. She don't have the right manners at all and will give you an attitude if you complain. To the manager of Parrot Jungle Island please this lady need to be relocated where she is not seen by people. She cannot work with people.

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