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Ashley becomes a zookeeper!

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

  • Ashley's Wish

“ My wish was everything I hoped it would be and more. ”


- Ashley, 17

Ashley’s one true wish was to be a zookeeper, especially if she could work with the young giraffe at the LA Zoo. In February, Ashley took the trip of a lifetime to Los Angeles and her dream became a reality.

Ashley arrived in Los Angeles with her parents and sisters, extremely excited to go to the zoo.When they arrived at the zoo, they were greeted by two gold carts with top administrators, led by the President of the LA Zoo. Ashley was given a zookeeper outfit with her own nametag on it, which she changed into. She was told that she would be put to work all day! Ashley started the day with her favorite animals: giraffes. She went into the area where they are kept at night and helped to clean out the pen, then she prepared their food for the day. Ashley and the zookeeper came out to the main exhibit to rake up the puddles of water from the previous night’s rain, and then she brought out the food and waited for the large adult giraffe to come out to eat.She had an incredible time not only with the giraffes and other animals but also with the zoo staff. 

Wish Granters: Kathleen Rivard and Tassie Blondin


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