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Squee: Fluffy Bunny Time at the Zoo

Small rabbits -- and a certain holiday Mr. E. Rabbit -- make for the Griffith Park animal park.

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    Tad Motoyama
    Small rabbits -- and a certain holiday Mr. E. Rabbit -- make for the Griffith Park animal park over the first weekend of April.

    Like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book, but cuddlier, there are typically three or four ways of responding when one is invited to pet a fluffy rabbit.

    Your choices? A) coo B) squeal C) pull out the camera for some sort of semi-awkward rabbit-petting-smiling selfie and D) coo/squeal at greater volume than before.

    Los Angeles Zoo will provide bunnyists the chance to coo and squeal all they like during Big Bunny's Spring Fling, a three-day celebration that's bounding into the Griffith Park animal park over the first weekend of April.

    First, let's just get this furry fact out of the wabbity way: There shall be real bunnies. Repeat, there shall be real bunnies at this springtime celebration, and they are fully pet-table. Not just for the looking. Not just for the wishing you could touch one. There shall be bunny petting.

    The rather larger rabbit who goes by Mr. E. Bunny will also be hopping about the grounds, so if your tot needs that Easter Bunny picture this season, you can get it at the zoo.

    And there is a fun focus on eggs. Not just chick eggs but several of the LA Zoo residents who happen to lay eggs, as a habit. Get to know an egg-laying tree frog, though not too closely, as the frog boasts "the largest poison gland of any Australian amphibian." Learn about the short-nosed echidna, too (which also lays eggs, is a mammal, and lacks teeth).

    Other egg-laying beasties, like a Madagascar radiated tortoise, will provide education and wonder, both, at the very same time.

    Crafts, face painting, and a spirit of bunny-eared merriment await at various stations and turns around the zoo.

    The cost? Your zoo admission gets you in. The chance to coo or squeal while petting a honest-to-puffy-tailed bunny? Those moments don't arrive nearly enough in this life. 

    Just don't squeal too vocally near the wee sweeties. Best save your enthusiasm for when you're back online, hashtagging your bunny-packed day out at the zoo.

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