ASHEBORO, NC - With fun and entertainment each weekend, the North Carolina Zoo will hold its fourth of five Saturday "ZooFLING 2011" events with "Eggstravaganza," Saturday, April 23.

The event will feature zoo animals hunting for treats in their exhibits. In keeping with the Easter celebration, the treats will be hidden inside decorative paper-mache` eggs made by zoo volunteers.

The animal "eggsperiences" will include cougars (10:30 a.m.), black bears (11 a.m.), lemurs (11:30 a.m.), sea birds (1:30 p.m.), gorillas (1:30 p.m.), elephants (2:30 p.m.) and baboons (3 p.m.). Activities will also include egg displays at both the Sonora Desert (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) and Aviary exhibits (2 -3 p.m.) and Radio Disney in the North America Plaza, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., with games and prizes.

The month-long festivities wrap up Saturday, April 30, with a celebration of African art, music, dance and mystery. Visitors can be part of the exciting performances of The Healing Force and Sugarfoote Productions, play in drum circles with Music Explorium and hear the story-telling of Fred Motley.

All the weekend fun takes place during regular zoo hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is included in the regular zoo admission of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $6 for children (ages 2-12).

Coca-Cola is the signature sponsor for ZooFLING and all zoo special events this year.

The zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Dee Freeman, Secretary; Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor.