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Shannon King

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Shannon has been a John Ball Zookeeper for four years, but she was taking care of the stingrays and sharks for a few years before.   Back then the stingrays was a traveling exhibit owned by Living Exhibits.  She received her Bachelor in Animal Biology from GVSU!

Shannon hails from Marine City but currently lives in Grand Haven with her husband Tim and her two cats!  She is an avid crafter who quilts and sews! 

Her surprising ‘fun fact’?  She was a pre-school teacher before she became an animal care specialist.  

Posts by Shannon King

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS....

 The John Ball Zoo has been busy getting ready for the annual ‘Christmas for the Animals’ event happening on December 6th from 10am – 3pm.   This is a super fun event when visitors get a visit with Santa and his reindeer, enjoy the work of an ice-sculptor,  and participate in some fun kid’s activities - BUT – it’s all FREE if you bring a donation of an animal enrichment item!   This is a great way visitors can help the animals celebrate Christmas!  

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT WORKING AT THE ZOO?

 

Being able to see the support we get from the surrounding communities. We get to see many different ways our community is involved here at the zoo, from financial and material donations to all the volunteers that donate their time and energy to the zoo. I have a great story to share highlighting how one persons idea brought some excitement and joy to our lions.