Zookeeper of the Week 4/12: Zookeeper Karen

This week, we get to meet Zookeeper Karen! Aside from being a very meticulous Zoo island decorator, she also knows karate, so watch out! Be sure to read on to discover more about Zookeeper Karen and see what collection she owns that boasts more than 3,000 items!

1. Where are you from?
I live in Rhode Island and am [a] mom to two of the most wonderful kids in the world. My daughter Sarah, who is 21, and my son Nicholas, who is soon to be 9. They are my world!!

2. How long have you been playing Zoo World?
I’ve been playing Zoo World for about a year and a half now. I’m hooked!!

3. What’s your favorite part of Zoo World?
One of my favorite parts of Zoo World is designing/decorating my islands. I spend hours upon hours on each one. I figure if I’m going to be looking at it as often as I do, I may as well make it as pleasing as possible for me as well as for my fellow ZooMates. This brings be to the next best thing about playing Zoo: I have met some of the most wonderful people playing and have become great friends with many! Zoo wouldn’t be what it is without them!!!

4. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
That’s a tough one but I think maybe a black panther – such a sleek and classy animal and can very well take care of itself!

5. What’s your favorite animal-related memory? (a trip to a zoo? a favorite pet?)
Hmmm… favorite animal related memories – I have none other then the hours and hours I’ve spent visiting REAL ZOOS with the kids and watching them enjoy and learn!

6. What are you passionate about?
What I’m passionate about… well. being the best mom I can be to my kids! As I said earlier, they are my world! I’m a big collector of teddy bears of all kinds and have probably close to 3000 (if not more) in my collection…they never let me down! I also take a karate class and am loving it – even at 50 years old! Just goes to show what you can do when you put your mind to it!

7. What’s your favorite quote, movie, and book?
Movies: I like the older movies like Ghost, An Officer And A Gentleman, Top Gun, Flashdance etc…
Book: I’m not at all into reading!
Quote: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain!

8. What makes the world go ’round?
Family, friends, and the love shared between them is what makes the world go ’round!


Thank you for sharing with us a piece of your life, Zookeeper Karen. Your Tranquil Falls Bird Sanctuary and Topiary Garden looks like the ultimate place to relax and we hope you continuing sharing your design skills with us! It’s great to have a Zookeeper who is so passionate about not only Zoo World, but living life! I know all your children, teddy bears, and karate opponents adore your zest for fun and friendship as much as we do.

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