working at the zoo

Speechless

Pairing: Barry Allen x Reader

Featuring: Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow, Joe West and Harrison Wells.

Words: 1606

Warnings: -

Tags: @imabloodynerd 

Request: requested by anonymous:

“Can you do a Barry imagine where the reader can talk to animals and they meet when he sees her accidentally talking to animals in public and he comes to her as the flash asking for help then they start dating”

Notes: im sorry if this is too shitty. I didn’t really know how to do this request but I hope you enjoy it

Originally posted by time-remnant

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The night of the explosion literally changed your life. You worked at the Central City Zoo and that exact night you had been almost forced to stay until late to feed the monkeys. You did love the job, loved the animals and loved the place but you were exhausted. So much you didn’t even hear the explosion, all you remember is a wave that made you fall to the ground, unconscious.

When you woke up, you were confused. You didn’t know where those voices where coming from since you were still alone in the park. But there were voices all around you. Voices expressing mostly curiosity but also fear. You got up and looked around, trying to know where those voices came from until you realised it:

The animals.

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Begin Again [Prologue]

Due to popular request, Begin Again is back! There will be some changes made as it has been awhile since I’ve written up. I’m truly hoping that you guys enjoy and feedback is very welcomed! tw: death.

“Momma, momma, momma! Please?! Please, can I go?!” The sound of a cheerful four year old’s voice filled the room, her hands were clasped together and her blue eyes were wide. Camri Raine had been begging to go to her best friend’s birthday party for three days now. Her mother, Taylor, had been hesitant because they had made special plans for that day to go to the zoo, both her and Joe were off work for quite some time and wanted soak in every free moment as a family of three. Camri loved to see the animals, her favorites being the ducks, so Taylor was shocked when she said she preferred to attend the birthday party.

“Camz, are you absolutely positive you don’t want to go to the zoo instead to spend some time with daddy and I?” Taylor asked, running her fingers through her daughters curly, light blonde hair. Camri just smiled and looked up at her daddy. Joe looked back at Taylor, then nodded. "Let her go.” He said, and Taylor finally — reluctantly — agreed.

Sometimes we regret the things we say. Something as simple as the word yes being uttered can change life forever. When Taylor saw her daughter off as the other young girls mother picked her up for the party she never expected that it would be the last time she would see the innocent little girls face happy and abrasion free, she didn’t realize that her saying “Bye mummy!” would be the last time the angelic and happy voice would ring through her ears.

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beyondthetemples  asked:

{{ Wait waitwait, there's a theory about Rose being made to work in Pink's zoo? Can someone elaborate on that? Because it makes HELLA sense, but I've never heard of that theory, and now I want to see the full dissertation.

It’s been a little speculated since the Zoo eps I think but is just gaining more ground overtime?

Rose’s love of humans is believed to come from being a caretaker at the Zoo! It also explains why she had such a hard time understanding Greg; humans in the Zoo are all pretty much the same when it comes to personality and opinions and such. Greg was one of her first experiences of what humans are really like.

Not to mention all the caretakers at the Zoo are Quartzes, and there just happens to be a room full of bubbled Rose Quartzes within the Zoo – all of whom likely worked there before … y’know.

anonymous asked:

Fear not, anon. I got you answers 😂 “What is the fix called where camila is famous and goes to Jupiter Florida to get away and meets Lauren who works at a surf shop?“ ain't that a kick in the head. “What is the fic called where Lauren and camila went to school together then they grow up and Lauren works at a strip club and camila goes to the strip club and stumbled upon Lauren?“ these strange steps. They were conversions and were taken down, so was the one in which L wants to work at the zoo

“What’s the fic where Camila and Lauren are at the same high school and are the top students. Camila’s family get deported and her exam grades start to slip.“

“to the anon whos looking for the story where camila is famous and went to jupiter florida and met surfer lauren is called ain’t that a kick in the head, i think“

“"what is the fan fic where camila is lauren’s tutor to help her learn a different language? i think it was Portuguese" ‘Teaching Skills'“

“does anyone remember the name of the fic where Lauren was a basketball player, kinda a player with girls too, and camila a cheerleader, with religious parents, and they fall for eachother?“

“I’m looking for the fanfic about Camila trying to get with Lauren. Lauren is a motocross pro and she’s friends with Halsey, MGK, etc and they’re all about a poly relationship“

“Ok, I need a series for “I’ll marry you ( if you marry me)”!!! That was so good!! PLEASE author at least make it a mini series or something!! PLEASE!!!!!!“

so tonight im working super late at an adults-only event at the zoo where it’s basically endless beer and wine tasting and then wandering around the zoo at night. Keepers mainly sit around then we just take turns going up for a circuit through our areas and let me tell you as the night has gone on things have gotten more entertaining. So far I have seen:

-A group of drunk girls legit crying in front of the puffin exhibit because they’re Too Cute

-A dude pointed at a vacant eyed, open mouthed, coldwater fish and, completely deadpan, turned to his friend and went “it’s you”

-overheard a very serious debate on whether or not sea turtles sleep (”Ted you fucking moron everything fuckin sleeps jesus christ”

-A girl stroking her hand back and forth on the glass in front of a chillin Amazon cichlid (idk what part ok freshwater exhibits aint my thing) cooing “It’s just so pretty I want to be it’s friend”

-A man enthusiastically singing a ballad in front of the aquarium with some grand drunk improv like one standout line was “What we doin at the zoOOOoooOOooo? We drinkin a breeEWWWwwwwwwwww!”

  • Me, doing chores: Plotting story ideas and wanting to write
  • Me, eating a meal: Plotting story ideas and wanting to write
  • Me, doing anything else: Plotting story ideas and wanting to write
  • Me, opening a Word document to write: what is plot?? ideas, nope, don't have those. words aren't real.

This is Penelope, the opossum at the zoo where I work l, sitting in her “weight bucket” so we can keep track of how much she weighs. She is a very good girl.

That is all. I hope this beautiful opossum made your day a little better.

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so a while back I mentioned that I was offered a position as galapagos tortoise trainer and I finally got some pictures! this is my girl Moe and I love her dearly

what we do is a lot of voluntary and natural behaviors with positive reinforcement. no punishment ever. we also never withhold food. all the food reinforcers we use are extra treats that they get for training.

the third picture is a “lift” behavior where we tap their foot, and once they lift and allow us to hold, we reinforce. this is a great behavior for getting a good look at the tortoise’s legs since you can’t lift the whole tortoise to get a better look at their feet.

Gordon Ramsay: calls people ‘darling’ and 'sweetheart’ as it tends to be used as a friendly term in the UK and he only ever uses it in the friendly way


Gremlins: hes a mysoginist he doesn’t respect women at all :///


Gordon Ramsay: Cooks steak for a woman who was practically starving herself with a weird diet that cut out meat as she’d started working at a zoo that caused her to develop a gluten and dairy intolerance (shed only eat a baked potato or gluten free pasta with pesto and little else) who said she actually does enjoy meat but only if it was 100% organically and lovingly raised, goes through where and how the animal he’d gotten the meat from was raised with her, agrees that mass producing meat is a disgusting industry, raised two pigs himself in his back garden with love and care and cried when he had to send them to the slaughter house, calls chefs out on serving vegetarians things with meat products, is disgusted with frivolous shit like shark fin soup and any other food that involves senselelessly injuring or killing endangered animals for only a tiny bit of their meat


Gremlins: he couldn’t give a shit about vegetarians he hates them :///////


Gordon Ramsay: only screams, yells and swears at lazy, filthy, cheeky chefs who claim to be professionals with years of experience who can’t seem to follow the basic rules of hygiene/food preparation, is very gentle and encouraging with people who are still learning including children, is always ALWAYS respectful to wait staff (in the amy’s baking company episode when he learned that the owners were taking the tips of their one waiter he gave her his directly in front of them and also called them out on it in front of the customers too) and always starts off civilly until people give him shit


Gremlins: hes so over the top and verbally abusive ://///////////////////////// even top chefs can learn from their mistakes hes just a bully ://////

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For the 1st time ever, San Diego Zoo Global researchers have an up-close, canopy view of a harpy eagle nest in Peru! Harpy eagles split parenting duties, so this clip features the male watching over his newborn chick. Called the “HarpyCam,” this new camera documents the daily behaviors of a monogamous pair—male Baawaja and female Kee Wai—and their newly hatched chick. Researchers from San Diego Zoo Global have been working with local partners at Rainforest Expeditions Lodges to manage the video feed as part of a larger citizen science project, AmazonCam Tambopata. Details: http://bit.ly/HarpyRE17

Wait, why is “The Dodo” bad?

I got quite a few questions and responses about why the online brand / website / Facebook page “The Dodo” shouldn’t be supported. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Misguided Anti-Captivity. They are often blatantly anti-captivity, or use anti-captivity language and/or promote anti-captivity views. They use language such as an animal is “trapped” in a zoo or an animal was “saved” from a zoo. They actively support and often get quotes from representatives from ZooCheck, an anti-zoo and anti-captivity organization, and support HSUS (Humane Society of the United States). Their reports on tragedies of animals being injured or dying at zoos are overwhelmingly full of blame, toxicity, and disrespect. Their ideas of anti-captivity are incredibly limited and misguided – they are often pro “sanctuary” with the idea that all sanctuaries are better and they rarely discuss any kind of conservation.
  • Anthropomorphism over Accuracy. They are wildly, ridiculously, inaccurately anthropomorphic. For example, a picture of a bear leaned against a wall is captioned as: “He looks desperate, depressed, despondent. He stares up, seeming to search for a way out.” They described an owl resting on someone’s shoulder as “missing the man who saved her so much she couldn’t stop hugging him.” A kitten “looks at his rescuers face to be reassured everything is okay.”  One of their most recent articles is about a cow “shedding tears” and crying because it is sad. Overall, they are much more concerned with ‘tugging on heartstrings’ of animal lovers than with being accurate about animal behavior. 
  • Unsafe Animal Interactions and Inappropriate Pets. Despite being anti-captivity when it comes to zoos specifically, they have often published videos of exotic pets and/or inappropriate free contact with wild/dangerous animals. 
  • Lack of Primary Sources and Information. They often lack any resources to accurate information about their “news”. Recently they made a 45-second video which claimed that basically any elephant on display (from a Ringling Circus to a rural south Asian performance) was automatically and certainly being abused and tortured. There were no sources or proof to back this up, no resources to explore, nothing. They rarely have any kind of scientist or animal care worker as a source for any video or article, just activists. 
  • Stealing and Editing Videos. You’ll notice almost every video on their site is made by them and hosted there, not shared from somewhere else. They take videos from other sources, add music and text, and call it their own. They almost never link to the original source. 

Overall, “The Dodo” is not a news site. It’s a brand. It’s a website designed to get views and make money - it will do anything just to get those clicks. But it tries to sell itself as news, and therein lies the issue. They use strong language, buzzwords, and clickbait titles in order to push a vague, biased agenda that hurts those of us who work in zoos and other animal facilities.

Here is another strong, detailed breakdown of some of their common practices written by Why Animals Do the Thing

Today I walk into work and there are a ton of people in my building and it’s kind of a mess and everyone is talking and I sort of just blurt out:

“Man, it’s a zoo in here!”

Everyone stopped and looked at me as though I had 2 heads.

Then I realized.

I work at a zoo.

Just Keep Swimming AU

Character A has been working at a zoo for magical creatures for a few years as a sanitation worker, and has been warned time and time again to never go near the tanks at the far end of the enclosure. However, one day Character A is at the zoo after hours and hears the most beautiful sound they’ve ever heard. The noise leads Character A to the tanks, where they are greeted by a stunning creature swimming around, as if looking for something.
When the creature notices Character A, they sigh in relief and say, “Please, I’ve been here, away from my family, for years. I need you to help me escape.”

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Throwing it back to 2012 and 2 bundles of jaguar joy. 😻😻 As jaguar numbers decline, each birth in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) helps to establish an assurance population for animals in danger of becoming extinct. Wild jaguars are in serious trouble. Over 30% of the rain forests they call home have been destroyed—and when the rain forests disappear, jaguars disappear. Even though we’re hard at work at the San Diego Zoo, we’re also busy on the front lines of jaguar conservation. Be a hero for wildlife and support our efforts: http://bit.ly/SDZGWCjag

yes, i think the zoo logic works as a metaphor for homeworld. steven is kind of the “rose” of the episode - the first one to question “but what if i don’t want to listen to the voices?”.

Originally posted by centipeetle-dee

of course, nobody gets him. the voices provide for us! they do everything to make us happy, as long as we listen! you should want to listen to the voices!

but that doesn’t work when what you want isn’t what the voices want. the voices are trying, yes, but people are not the same. not every gem wants to fulfill their purpose, unlike what the diamonds might think.

and that’s good! that ties into a huge theme of the whole show: safety and consistency vs change and freedom. 

having one, defined purpose can be reassuring for some - as long as you do that, you’re gonna be safe. nothing will ever change, others will provide for you and you’ll always know what you’re supposed to do. nothing will ever hurt or be scary. everything is safe and predictable.

Originally posted by doafhat

others don’t want that. they want to take risks and see what else life has to offer. abandoning your “purpose” means cutting ties with that safety net, and in the crystal gems’ case, you might even have to fight for freedom. 

this will scare the old society - what if others follow suit, and the whole system falls apart because nobody will follow orders or do their job? 

suddenly, you have a gem war on your hands.