Safety a focus for parents during Easter activities

The Amarillo Zoo purchased 14,000 plastic eggs for this year's Easter EGG-citment.

The Amarillo Zoo prepared for its not-so-traditional Easter egg hunt Saturday, with more than enough eggs to go around.

The zoo bought a total of 14,000 plastic eggs, as organizers expected thousands of visitors. Children anticipated a fun time at the zoo, while parents anticipated a safe time for their children.

Caesar Agurria said, "I just felt it was going to be a good and safe family experience."

"It's all coming from a trusted source in a safe confined environment where everyone has to come in and out the same way," Brenna Barrett.

Zoo officials said it's important for parents to know what their children are taking home, therefore the zoo decides to host these type of events for holidays.

Children participated in a Bunny Trail EggVenture, making their way from station to station, to collect eggs. Zoo animals also participated in the fun as the lions, tigers, monkeys and lemurs were given special "egg treats" throughout the day.

At noon more than 4,000 visitors had been through the trail.