GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - A visit to the John Ball Zoo can spark curiosity and questions. Zookeepers, veterinarians and curators from the John Ball Zoo have teamed up for bi-weekly blogging about eye-opening and interesting stories from inside the zoo.
Below are blog excerpts from zookeepers, Bill Flanagan, Andrea Perry and Dan Hemmann. Click on the title links to read more about their adventures at the John Ball Zoo.
By Andrea Perry
I always hear "Whatizit?" or "What is that thing?" So imagine my surprise when looking through the Press of June, 1923 I found an article titled "Zoo Gets Something in Cage, but whatizit?"
"It was a dark and froggy night"
By Bill Flanagan
It is a dark and stormy night. I am knee deep in murky cold water seeking an elusive creature, when I have this feeling that I am being watched. Wanting to avoid any further attention, I switch off my flashlight and hold perfectly still.
"How did you even notice that?"
By Dan Hemmann
Recently I had two people ask me that same question. I was telling them about an awesome pseudoscorpion I found crawling around the Hoofstock Building at the zoo. "It was huge," I was telling them. "Probably about the size of a sesame seed."
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