Zookeeper of the Week 9/6: Zookeeper Wendy

This week, we get to meet Zookeeper Wendy! Aside from the fact that she loves to help people and is very active in the Zoo community, she even has a boyfriend who is a real-life zoo fanatic! Guess what his zoo-related obsession is! Be sure to read on to discover more about Zookeeper Wendy and read about her latest trip to the Zoo and what made it so amazing.

1. Where are you from?
I am from Toledo, OH

2. How long have you been playing Zoo World?
Since January, 2009

3. What’s your favorite part of Zoo World?
My favorite part of Zoo by far are the wonderful friends I have met while playing. I accepted an invite back in 2009 when I first got on Facebook and really didn’t realize what I was accepting. At that time only 3 or 4 of my 100 friends played ZW. I still remember, I accepted a Donkey off the Feed and could never find another one. So I went to the Help tab and that’s when I really got addicted to Zoo! I met some Wonderful people that I am still friends with. Everyone is so nice and so helpful. They truly are the epitome of “Paying it Forward”. It is a unique, giving society that I am honored to be a part of.

4. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
The Amami Rabbit has always been my favorite. I love it because it is beautiful just sitting there. No primping, no priming, just naturally beautiful,. I would love to be a gorgeous Amami Rabbit!

5. What’s your favorite animal-related memory? (a trip to a zoo? a favorite pet?)
Actually I just went to the zoo several months ago. It was the first time I went as an adult without children, having to chaperon, etc. I had a wonderful time. It was nice to see all the animals that I have in my zoo and read the interesting facts and make faces at them and feel like a kid even though I didn’t have any kids with me at all. We went there because my boyfriend is a Zoo fanatic and is obsessed with visiting every zoo in the US. We both enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, but I am sure I had the best time of the two of us. It was a blast! We acted silly and even rode the carousel!

6. What are you passionate about?
I love helping people. Whether it is teaching someone how to use their computer efficiently or lending a helping hand to a friend in need. I love helping people.

7. What’s your favorite quote and movie?
My favorite quotes are – “So while I appreciate your interest and admire your enthusiasm, I think I can pretty much handle things myself.” Lt. Daniel Caffee and “You can’t handle the truth” – Col. Nathan Jessop – both quotes are from my favorite movie – A Few Good Men.

8. What makes the world go ’round?
Oh this is an easy question. Love, Family, God and Friendship make the world go around. Having one without the other may make the World go, but you need all the components to make the World go around!

Thank you for sharing with us a piece of your life, Zookeeper Wendy! Your photo captures your spirited, kind, and beautiful personality perfectly. We are so happy you decided to be a Zookeeper of the Week and share your story with us. It’s great to see how you’ve grown with Zoo, from a couple friends to the endless amount of new friends you’ve made!

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