Thursday, March 31, 2016
From the News: Unsung heroes caring for Lou. Zoo's newest baby gorilla
A really cool story from the news that highlights one of the biggest emotional challenges of being a zookeeper. You've just lost an animal that you care very deeply about (and lets be honest, a great ape is closer to a person than it is any other animal) and you want to mourn. At the same time, the animals that you have remaining require all of your commitment and devotion... especially the newborn in question. Hats off to the staff of Louisville Zoo as they do their best in this challenging time. It's nice to see some recognition for their efforts.