Zookeepers Reveal The Absolute Weirdest Things They Have Seen Animals Do

by Rachel

Going to the zoo as a kid was one of the best activities around. Getting to see all the animals that you'd seen either on television or in books. I miss the blissful ignorance of not realising how cruel it was to keep wild animals in small cages. But, anyway.

Being a zookeeper used to seem like one of the coolest jobs! Getting to hang out with lions, zebras and seals seemed like one of the best things to do with your life. Especially getting to understand all the unique behaviours that the animals exhibit--although, even zoo keepers are sometimes surprised! Reddit user KingDoggo173 posed the question: Zookeepers of Reddit, what is the weirdest thing you've seen an animal do?

I appreciate the demographic specification of this revelation

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Having to explain something like this is my worst fear

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This is so cute

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Not even animals like taking their meds!

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That... IS weird.

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The more you know

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This is adorable

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That is SO GROSS

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Glad to see that even baboons recognise good oral hygiene

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Note to self: beware of animals sharpening sticks.

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That's so pure

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This makes me wonder if I've ever seen animals doing it but just not realised because I was a kid?

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Did not realise that tortoises did that!

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Just showing them who is boss

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Sibling concern only extends so far

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This is vivid imagery

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Imagine getting burnt by a chimp

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