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Sub-aquatic Easter egg hunt at Blue Reef

Charley the marmoset sticks his tongue out at an Easter egg at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.

Charley the marmoset sticks his tongue out at an Easter egg at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is running a sub-aquatic Easter Egg Hunt over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Visitors will have to track down a series of eggs which have been hidden around the displays, but it won’t just be humans who will be enjoying the egg hunt; a number of the aquarium’s other inhabitants will also be joining in the fun.

Keepers have been busy hard-boiling and then decorating eggs which they will be hiding in both the monkey and the otter enclosures.

They have even got an Easter egg-shaped toy filled with tasty treats for their giant Pacific octopus to try and open.

Blue Reef Aquarium’s Anna Etchells said: “We wanted to come up with an Easter Egg Hunt that was a little bit different and reflected what we do here at the aquarium, so we decided to hide the eggs inside the displays.

“Hopefully it will provide a fun, new way for visitors to enjoy the traditional egg hunt and it will be interesting to see how the fishy residents react to the temporary new additions to their tanks.

“Both our monkeys and our otters love eggs and would supplement their normal diet in the wild with them from time to time.

“I’m sure our hard-boiled versions will go down extremely well and it won’t take them long to sniff them out.

“We have also got hold of an egg-shaped toy for our octopus and have sent him the challenge of working out how to open it before he can get at the treats inside.

“Judging from past experience it won’t take him long to crack the egg puzzle,” she added.

 

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