Oh no! Garry Gator the prankster is at it again! He escaped last night and hid five of his zoo animal friends in secret locations around the Oceanside Zoo! After his night of mischief, Garry Gator has crawled back into his swampy exhibit and is fast asleep. However, before he conked out, he slipped clever riddles under the head zoo keeper's office door! We need to hurry and solve Garry Gator's riddles to find his friends before the customers arrive... or the Mayor of Oceanside will have to shut down the zoo!

LIST OF SUSPECTS: 

ANDIE MALL

Head Zookeeper

Andie Mall is the best Head Zookeeper that the Oceanside zoo has ever had. Nobody cares more for the animals than Andie!  Andie is a great leader and organizer and nothing usually goes wrong at the Oceanside zoo when Andie’s there! 

Costume Suggestions: A safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants), a safari hat with a pair of binoculars as an optional prop.


DR. FUREN FEATHERS

Veterinarian

Dr. Furen Feathers is the caring staff veterinarian of Oceanside Zoo.  The doc loves to sing to the animals to help them feel better when they are sick.  Sometimes, Dr. Feathers forgets s/he’s speaking to humans and sings instead of speaks!

Costume Suggestions: Either a white lab coat or a safari-type outfit with a stethoscope


GROWLY KING

Lion Trainer

You’ve never met a braver soul than Growley King. This lion trainer lives for the deadly challenge of taking care of the lions at the Oceanside Zoo.  Some say this animal lover has actually been accepted as a member of the lion’s pride!

Costume Suggestions: A safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants) with a safari hat.  A stuffed lion or a plastic steak (lion food) as optional props.


 ORAN G. TANG

Monkey Trainer

Stop monkeyin’ around! Oh never mind, Oran G. Tang – that’s your job at the Oceanside zoo. This monkey caretaker is as silly as the monkeys!  If a prank is pulled around you, you better question Oran…s/he probably had something to do with it!

Costume Suggestions: A safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants) with a safari hat.  A stuffed monkey or a plastic banana (monkey food) as optional props.


ELLO FANTASIA

Elephant Trainer

The friendly elephant trainer, Ello Fantasia, is definitely ‘one with the elephants.’  This zoo keeper has trained the elephants to do tricks just like circus animals!  If an animal needs to learn a trick, Ello can do it.  Rumor has it that Ello was a pet detective before s/he became an elephant trainer. 

Costume Suggestions: A safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants) with a safari hat.  A stuffed elephant or a bag of peanuts (elephant food) as optional props.


PAULY W. CRACKERS

Bird Trainer

Pauly Crackers is a highly skilled bird trainer and takes care of all of the birds at the Oceanside zoo in the avian exhibit.  With years of experience at the City Zoo, this caretaker is a great asset to have around when there’s a problem.  There’s nothing this seasoned animal lover hasn’t come across…just ask the parrots!

Costume Suggestions: A safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants) with a safari hat.  A stuffed parrot sewn on to the left shoulder as an optional prop..


TAUL R. THINU

Giraffe Trainer

It takes a special kind of person to work with large animals like giraffes. Taul Thinu is that sort of person!  This trainer is friendly, super intelligent and most of all, great with animals!

Costume suggestions: A safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants) with a safari hat.  A stuffed giraffe as an optional prop.


ALET SLITHER

Snake Trainer

Alet Slither is the mysterious snake trainer.  This caretaker takes care of all of the reptiles at the Oceanside zoo – definitely a job that only a few could do! 

Costume suggestions: a safari type outfit (khaki shirt and pants) with a safari hat.  A stuffed snake as an optional prop.