I zookeep, therefore I am.
OB at work.

Photo by Erin Price, circa June 2002. In the middle of a spec dayroom disinfect. Not my best day.


This and the following two pictures were all taken around the same time, and I guess that it was summer of 2001. But it's just a guess. It was definitely early in my zoo career, so it could have been the summer of 2000. But I don't think it was as late as 2002. Who knows. I don't recall who actually took them, either, but they were taken by an intern in the education department doing a project for a class or something. He apparently took a ton of pictures of keepers doing day-to-day stuff, and they were all taken early in the day before the zoo opened. Here, I am in the gorilla yard picking up old food and poo.


Gorilla yard again, same day. I'm pretty sure I didn't know these were even being taken.


This is probably a day or two later, and I'm in the spectacled langur dayroom now. In my usual khaki shirt, and well aware of the photograph this time around.