Zookeeper at NC Zoo befriends ornery ostrich

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Zookeepers at the North Carolina Zoo build close bonds with the animals they care for every day. 

Many of the animals immediately recognize and enjoy those relationships. 

It takes others a bit more time to warm up to their keepers.   

That’s the case with Pearl the ostrich. 

But it seems she’s finally found a keeper she loves, and she happens to be his favorite, too. 

Shannon Smith shows us quite the odd couple at the zoo.

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