Critter Profile: Zeppa!
rating: +1+x

Critter Profile: Zeppa!



Name: Zeppa! (or Sylvester)

Species: Lava Gull (Leucophaeus fuliginosus)

Primary Caretaker: Aerial Team,

Diet: Small crustaceans, fish, and anything made out of iron or steel.

Housed: Wilson Wildlife Center, Atrium 2

Creature Features!


Vizzie is one of our most mysterious little critters. After we took her in, we tried asking around and putting up some posters, but nobody in town seemed to recognize her.

Luckily, Vizzie's taking quite the loving to us here at Wilson's! But she was quite the handful at first, always getting into places she didn't belong. In fact, the first day we had her she somehow sneaked out of her enclosure and got into the fridge, where she ate all our leftover Ceasar salad from the employee picnic!

Ever since more of our employees have gotten to know her, she's been on all of our minds, so it's been harder for her to sneak out. She might be a mischievous little goat, but we love her all the same!

Special Needs and Accommodations!

While Vizzie is one of our tamer critters here at Wilsons, she certainly demands a lot of attention! Luckily a guy over on our Terrestrial Team has taken quite a liking to her, and they've been spending a lot of time together recently. It's so cute, that guy is always thinking about Vizzie, it's practically impossible for him to take his eyes off her!

But even with Caleb, she always seems to disappear, sometimes for days on-end. She always comes back, of course, but it's very worrying. We've been trying to figure out how she gets out in the first place— if she has some unusuality we don't know about, but we don't have a clue what it could be.

We're all very concerned about her— sometimes Caleb even goes and sleeps out in the enclosure to make sure she doesn't disappear on us again. But even then, she vanishes out of nowhere.

She always seems very happy whenever she gets back, so we suppose that wherever she's going is safe, but still… Many of us know Vizzie's never going to abandon us, but it's very scary, the possibility that when she disappears we'll never see her again.

As much as we want to be able to be watching her twenty-four seven, we simply don't have the resources. Heck, cameras don't even pick her up unless they're being actively watched by someone who's familiar with her. There's not much else we can do but pray she'll come back.

Notes About Vizzie

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License