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Walking on the wild side: A zookeeper's day

As the primary keeper of hoofed animals at Niabi Zoo, Kristina Stump '04 is responsible for overseeing the care of nearly 30 animals. 

She has her hands full with two giraffes, two zebras, two Bactrian camels, one dromedary camel, two yellow-backed duikers (African antelopes), four San Clemente Island goats, two dwarf cebu (similar to a cow), two alpacas, one llama, and two mini donkeys. She also cares for four domestic chickens, two French lop-eared rabbits and an ostrich. 

Stump grew up in Taylor Ridge and graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island with a biology degree. 


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