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National Zookeeper Appreciation Week – 2021 July 18, 2021

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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 The third week in July is when we recognize and celebrate the dedicated zookeepers who keep our zoos and aquariums humming. Zookeeper’s faces may change from year to year but the hard work, resourcefulness and commitment remain the same. I salute you all and especially the staff at my home base, the Central Park Zoo. This past year was especially difficult due to COVID19 but the hard working zookeepers stayed loyal to their purpose. Thank you for allowing me to take your photos while you perform your tasks with good humor. We are open 365 days a year (except during this year’s COVID shutdown), thru rain, snow, summer heat and all holidays. National Zookeeper Week starts today. How about if you go to a zoo this week tell a zookeeper how much they are appreciated? I have been fortunate to stay in touch with many of our Central Park zookeepers who have moved on and it was fun to look at my past Zookeeper Appreciation Week photo montages to see all of those beautiful faces again. If you want to take a photo adventure back in time check out these great years. 20202019 2018
20172016 – 2013

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1. Elaine Charney - July 18, 2021

Thanks Judy. I loved this walk down memory lane. I miss every one of them.

Elaine

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judylobo - July 18, 2021

glad you enjoyed the journey.

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2. Ellen Lee - July 18, 2021

Wonderful tribute. Can say the same about the terrific zookeepers at the Queens Zoo. Never too busy to answer questions from volunteers and guests

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3. Mary Radice - July 18, 2021

Beautiful and touching Judy! 🙂
And I’m not sure if you heard about the zookeeper who spotted a visitor throwing $10 bills into an elephant exhibit………..
“Why are you doing that?” asked the zookeeper.
“The sign says it’s okay,” replied the visitor.
“No, it doesn’t.”
“Yes, it does. It says, ‘Do not feed. $10 fine.'”

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judylobo - July 18, 2021

hahaha – good one mary

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4. harb43Helen - July 18, 2021

Thanks to you for all of them …. CPZ, Toledo, Indiana …. all GOOD folk. Thanks for the Memories. (also I am coming to love Mary’s “And I’m not sure if you heard …”) xoxo

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judylobo - July 19, 2021

Thanks helen. i am sure mary will enjoy reading that you like her jokes

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