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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lionsbian, 15 Sep 2023.

  1. Lionsbian

    Lionsbian Member

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    Hi ZooChat!

    Been lurking for about a month, but figured now's the time to actually make an account and contribute to the conversations I love reading about. My name's Ing, which you can use or my username, Lionsbian (a play on my love for all lion species and being a lesbian). My pronouns are she/her/hers.

    I currently live in Los Angeles and moved here in 2022 for my job, which is actually being a plush/stuffed animal designer. I am originally from New England (MA), however, as is my partner, and we are big zoo lovers. We hold a membership at the LA Zoo, as well as Buttonwood Park Zoo, as Buttonwood is the local zoo to my parents and VERY near and dear to my heart (Emily the elephant is my pfp).

    I have been to a handful of zoos and aquariums across the country; we recently hit my bucket list of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park this June. Some of my all time faves are St Louis Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, Animal Kingdom, Roger Williams, and Toronto.

    I look forward to joining conversations when I can as well as reading!
     
  2. Bactrian Deer

    Bactrian Deer Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  3. KiwiBirb

    KiwiBirb Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat!
     
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  4. ZooElephantMan

    ZooElephantMan Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Welcome to Zoochat! I am from Massachusetts and love the Buttonwood Park Zoo too, and elephants are some of my favorite animals ;)
     
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  5. Lionsbian

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    Emily and Ruth came to the zoo when my parents were kids, Emily was actually born the same year as my dad. My grandparents and recently my parents live a town away from New Bedford, so I grew up being taken there by p much all my family members. My grandmother would take polaroids every year of my sister and I under the covered bridge as we aged, and now that she's passed. visiting always gives me a sense of comfort and reminiscing.

    LA is now my home zoo and I'm really impressed by their Asian elephant exhibit! If you're ever in Socal, def worth a visit!
     
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    TinoPup Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Welcome!
     
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  7. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    Welcome to Zoochat. We have several LA Zoo and Southern California resident members here, so the zoos of SoCal are frequently discussed.
     
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  8. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas Well-Known Member Premium Member 5+ year member

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    Welcome.
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Welcome!
     
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  10. Haliaeetus

    Haliaeetus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Zoochat !
     
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  11. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Welcome to Zoochat!:)
     
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  12. Bengal Tiger

    Bengal Tiger Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZC!
     
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  13. JurassicMax

    JurassicMax Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat!
     
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  14. Mr Gharial

    Mr Gharial Well-Known Member

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    From a fellow queer (bi) Zoochatter: Welcome! Love the pun.
     
  15. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas Well-Known Member Premium Member 5+ year member

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    Welcome. Not too sure why we need to know that you are a lesbian! Who cares??
     
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  16. Mr Gharial

    Mr Gharial Well-Known Member

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    Well, at that point who cares about anything, right? You've got your city and age in your profile, but who cares about that?
     
  17. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas Well-Known Member Premium Member 5+ year member

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    Exactly!
     
  18. PantheraLeoMelanochaita

    PantheraLeoMelanochaita Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!! As a fellow lesbian and lion enthusiast, I wish I thought of the username Lionsbian before it was taken :pim also from MA, and I’ve only been to Buttonwood once but I loved it. I hope you enjoy being here :)
     
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