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What's Your Story: Zoosiana

Posted at 7:07 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 08:07:52-05

Fran Miller grew up loving nature.

Preferring to spend her time in the natural world it was a child that she developed a love for animals.

At the time the thought of being a zookeeper never crossed her mind, although she'd be the first to tell you that a career in a zoo wasn't even on her radar.

After receiving a degree in zoology at LSU the realization of working for a sanctuary or zoo became more of a possibility, so she took a job in Acadiana.

Since then she's gone from a zookeeper to the general curator of the park, meaning she's in charge of both zookeepers and some of her more wild coworkers.

She makes sure every thing from small reptiles to the giraffes are cared for and happy.

Our conversation slowly moved from the daily grind of a curator to the zoo's role in conservation efforts across the world.

"Zoos have a chance to spark imagination through Ambassador species," Fran said, proud to be part of such a movement.