The spring is quickly approaching, the trees are beginning to bud, and big things are happening at the Salisbury Zoo! The first big announcement is the Mystery Egg Contest happening through the month of March. A mysterious egg has appeared at the Zoo and they need your help in guessing what type of animal will hatch from the egg. Now, we can tell you that this animal will be one that does actually hatch from an egg. You certainly could guess Llama, but we don’t think you will be any closer to the grand prize with that guess.

The egg is scheduled to hatch around late March to early April. Guests are encouraged to visit the Zoo on Saturday, April 1st to learn the winning guess. No, this is not an April Fool’s joke. This is a real contest, so log on today, and make your best guess! Prizes for the correct guesses will include a Family Membership to the Zoo, Disney on Ice tickets and other goodies! In addition, a local radio station will be giving away prizes after the grand reveal. Plan to guess early and then mark your calendars for a family visit to the Zoo on April 1st! Helpful hint: the egg is located near the west zoo entrance.

Also important to note, the Zoo has officially broken ground for the new William E. Morgan Conservation Center, which will be located between the flamingo and tropical bird exhibits. This 1,300 square foot structure has been designed to include an enclosed reptile exhibit and outside area for Zoo volunteers and classroom activities.

The new Conservation Center is part of the Renew the Zoo campaign, which has been a major campaign raising funds for three major projects within the Zoo. The Conservation Center will replace the oldest structure currently housed within the Zoo that was built as a baby animal barn in the 1970’s and then a visitor center in the 1980’s. There is no completion date set for the William E. Morgan Conservation Center, but we will be sure to keep you posted. This will surely be an awesome new addition to an already amazing treasure located on our Eastern Shore.