Zookeepers enjoyed Jurassic World way more than you think

18 Jun 2015730 Views

The fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park series, entitled Jurassic World, is kind of a big deal.

It grossed a record opening weekend take of US$511bn worldwide, which is monstrous, and it has already started to influence the world’s society of zoologists and zookeepers.

In the film, Chris Pratt’s character trains up a team of Velociraptors to do his bidding, which is entirely plausible obviously, and the image of him holding them at bay with just a few hand signals has become quite popular.

So popular, in fact, that zookeepers have realised it works on everything from seals and penguins, to dogs and ostriches.

By using hashtags like #Jurassiczoo and #Jurassiczookeeper, professionals all over the world are proving just how accurate the film is.

Nailed it! ?

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Just a normal day on the job training a ferocious #raptor #jurassiczookeeper #raptorsquad #jurassicworld A photo posted by Laura Soder (@soderlm89) on

#jurassiczookeeper #zookreeper #zookeeper #ilovemyjob #animals #arcticfox #statenislandzoo

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#jurassiczookeeper #jurassicworld #chrispratt #tawnyfrogmouth #cincyzoopic #jurassiczoo #prattkeeping

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#jurassicworld #jurassiczookeeper #furthereducation A photo posted by @robrobrobyn on

 

#raptorsquad #clevergirls #chrispratt #raptorshotremake A photo posted by Susie Rodenkirchen Walker (@susiethefivetoedsloth) on

 

 

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It works on farms, too.

Main image by Alvaro Miguel on Flickr

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic

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