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Zoo director has special bond with animals

May 9, 2008

I am often asked, “What type of relationship does the staff have with their animals?”

For most professionals, being with the animals is what drew them to the zoological industry in the first place. So much so that in many cases, given a choice, they would almost always choose animal companionship over humans. The best way to illustrate this is by telling you a little about the daily routine at the zoo.

Every morning, we start the day with a staff meeting that covers the daily goals, issues and even the weather forecast. This is usually accompanied with vast amounts of caffeine and people who are still waking up. But once the staff gets out to their exhibits, a transition occurs. Inevitably when they first see the animals and the animals see them, it’s pure magic.

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