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First day guest experience
Brian Protz
1 Years at the zoo

While on my first day of volunteering, I engaged a young couple with a small girl near the Gibbon enclosure in the world of primates. We talked for awhile. The little girl was asking me many questions. Being new I answered them to the best of my ability. And then it came,……. “Mister Zoo Keeper Man?…… how come?……..”. Internally I cracked up and didn’t have the heart to tell her that I’m just a volunteer. So on my first day I got promoted by a six year old. I smile every time I think about it. I am sure I will not forget the experience.

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