GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) A group of kids won a behind-the-scenes experience at John Ball Zoo and Maranda got to go along! Seeing the inner workings of a zoo is a once in a lifetime experience. The kids got to hide bear food in the bear enclosure, then watch the bears come out and find the treats. Then they got to head to the Treasures of the Tropics, learn about what snakes eat, and feed them. From there, it was on to meet a penguin and see zoo staff feed penguin chicks.