Given that it’s currently the biggest movie in the world, it’s no surprise that Jurassic World is inspiring people around the world to show some dino-love, especially those in the zookeeping field.
The #JurassicZoo meme has been making the rounds on Twitter and Tumblr, with zookeepers snapping pictures of themselves striking actor Chris Pratt’s now-famous “stay back” pose from the film. Considering there aren’t any real Velociraptors to reign in, intrepid zookeepers have had to settle for animals that strike adoration rather than fear into hearts.
From walruses to “veloci-otters”, these zookeepers have definitely been doing their best Chris Pratt impersonations. Perhaps when the casting calls inevitably go out for the sequel, these “auditions” will be considered. Chris Pratt’s definitely noticed!
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) June 18, 2015
Here are some of the best poses that have popped up so far:
— Taronga Zoo (@tarongazoo) June 18, 2015
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) June 18, 2015
— Georgia Aquarium (@GeorgiaAquarium) June 17, 2015
— Lion Country Safari (@LionCountry) June 17, 2015
— Drayton Manor (@DraytonManor) June 18, 2015