It's Easy to Herd CGI Creatures-- Zoo Keepers Do It With Real Ones

Everyone wants to be a star. When "Jurassic World" opened, everyone was transfixed by the way that character named Chris TK was able to train some velociraptors to do his bidding. But anyone can make velociraptors do anything-- anyone who knows computer graphics and the software packages that create the modern movies. It takes a real zookeeper, though, to train real animals.

Now all of the zookeepers are jumping in on the game and filming themselves holding their charges in rapt attention. Twitter is filled with great photos of great zookeepers helping their animals become stars.

Here are some of our favorites:


Who needs #RaptorSquad when you have Veloci-otters? #OtterSquad #JurassicZoo

— Georgia Aquarium (@GeorgiaAquarium) June 17, 2015

This is absolutely awesome! #ZoorassicWorld

— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) June 18, 2015

Hilarious zookeepers reenact @prattprattpratt in @JurassicPark #ZoorassicWorld!!! Too cute

— Lexi Levin (@lexilevin_) June 19, 2015

co-worker jumping on the #ZoorassicWorld bandwagon...not sure what we #librarians would call it? #LibrarianProblems

— Alyssa (@WithTheBanned) June 19, 2015

.@CincinnatiZoo no one wanted to take on these raptors? #Prattkeeping #JurassicZookeeper #ZoorassicWorld

— CincyZooLion (@CincyZooLion) June 18, 2015

Wendy & the cranes #JurassicWorld #Prattkeeping #RaptorSquad #JurassicZoo #ZoorassicWorld

— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) June 18, 2015

We had to join in on this #ZoorassicWorld meme fun! #alpacasquad #JurassicWorld #JurassicZoo @prattprattpratt

— Maryland Zoo (@marylandzoo) June 18, 2015