Zookeeper at NC Zoo befriends ornery ostrich


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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