Remembering Snoop Logg – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Backyard


North America Head Keeper, Lindsay Garrett, remembers Snoop fondly:

Snoop Logg was one of the best ambassador for his species conceivable, and he was completely the catalyst of my love for all gars. He was partaking, charismatic, and goofy which aren’t traits most folk affiliate with alligator gar. We knew he was particular throughout his first time in with divers. We have been a little bit nervous since he had by no means been in with folks, however then he curiously approached the divers whereas they have been preparing on the ledge. He shortly turned our favourite along with his quirky behaviors like enjoying along with his meals, stopping to stare at company by way of the viewing home windows, or photograph bombing our footage of manatees. As time glided by, he turned the manatee welcoming committee (we expect he thought he was a manatee). With each new set of manatees that got here in, he would wait on the door to the again pool so he might go test them out. He was typically seen swimming his manner right into a pile of sleeping manatees or nosing his manner all the best way underneath their tails simply to peak out the opposite aspect. Typically this could trigger a little bit commotion through the manatees’ feeding periods within the again pool, and if we ever heard a coworker yell “SNOOP!” in loving frustration, we knew precisely what he was as much as.

As tales about him acquired shared, he acquired a little bit of a fan-following with zoo company and workers. Folks would typically ask about him, partially on account of consideration from social media too, and I even had one visitor say that he visited Manatee Springs solely to get footage of Snoop. After his passing, somebody from the overnights workers wrote that “Snoop was a legend.”  I hope he can keep a legend as we bear in mind him going ahead.