KEEPERS at West Midland Safari Park are busy putting together the finishing touches for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza event - with help from some inquisitive sea lions.

From April 13 to 28, more than 50 giant brightly-coloured eggs will be popping up all over the park’s walk-through areas, including the Sea Lion Theatre, home to three California sea lions – Callum, Jack and Bounty.

To get the trio ready for Easter, keepers incorporated one of the giant eggs into the sea lions’ daily enrichment, placing one on their beach for the animals to discover and play with.

Head keeper of the Discovery Trail, Amy Sewell, said, “Our sea lions are getting super excited for Easter.

"We introduce our sea lions to lots of different enrichment throughout the year, as sea lions require a lot of mental stimulation.

"This can range from a puzzle feeder, to training, to a giant egg. Each new thing is interesting to them in a different way.”

“We loved watching the boys explore their new toy. The egg was very different from anything they have ever had before.

"They especially enjoyed pushing it into the water. The keepers did not, as it meant having to try and fish it out before it sank!”

The giant eggs will form part of an interactive 'Eggsplorer’s Trail', where guests will be invited to help find the missing eggs hidden around the park, to be rewarded with a chocolate treat.

There will also be an exclusive competition, which involves guests taking a picture with the final egg on the trail and posting it to the Safari Park’s Facebook page to be in with the chance of winning a family annual pass.

For more information visit or by call 01299 402114.