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Zookeepers Recreate Chris Pratt's Raptor Training Pose From 'Jurassic World'

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As excited as we may have been about the opening of Jurassic World here in L.A., it turns out that zookeepers around the world may be even more excited about the summer blockbuster.

Zookeepers across the globe are flooding social media today with photos of themselves striking Chris Pratt's soon-to-be familiar raptor-training pose from the Jurassic Park sequel. Only this time, the real-life animal wranglers are subduing far less threatening creatures than dinosaurs at their zoos and sanctuaries. With outstretched arms and a wide stance, zookeepers and other animal lovers are recreating a tense scene from the film when Pratt's Navy-man-turned-raptor-whisperer is attempting to calm the encroaching dinos. But instead of raptors, zookeepers are fending off sea lions, zebras, kangaroos, and countless other animals.

From inquisitive red foxes to curious giraffes, you can check out all of the amazing photos of zookeepers in the Pratt stance by following #jurassiczoo and #jurassiczookeeper on Instagram and Twitter. And get ready to spend some time with your new favorite meme, as there are already hundreds of photos being posted from zoos and sanctuaries both in the U.S. and abroad. As you'll see below, even our very own Los Angeles Zoo has joined the party, followed by some of our other favorites.

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