The animal kingdom is just magnificent, isn’t it? There are thousands of species out there – some of which haven’t even been discovered yet!
Hi, I’m Olivia Kepner and I am a zookeeper here in San Diego. Since I was a young girl I have always been fascinated by animals and species across the globe.
I used to beg my parents to take me to our local zoo every single weekend. Well, I say local – it was more like a two hour drive away. But they took me as much as they could, allowing me to fall in love with the animals again and again.
From my first trip to the zoo, I began saving all of my money up to adopt my own animal. It took almost an entire year of keeping back every single dollar I earned before I was able to adopt Toffee the Chimpanzee from the zoo.
Every single letter I received from them, notifying me of how Toffee was getting on, was my pride and joy. I still have them now!
It was my childhood dream to grow up and be a zookeeper, so that is what I did. I have studied countless mammals, reptiles, birds, and more.
I have now created my online platform to aid others in learning more about the animal kingdom. I know that I would have absolutely loved this website when I was a kid, so I’m hoping to reach other children with a passion for animals.