Joy W., that’s who!
Joy is the Grand Prize winner of our We Bought a Zoo giveaway, in which we asked, “If you could hang out with any zoo animal for a day, which one would it be, and why?”
Here’s how Joy, whom we randomly selected out of more than 1,420 entrants, responded: “I would love to spend the day with a chimpanzee. Being a teacher, I think hanging with chimps for a day would be a lot like a typical day in my classroom :-) I would love to be able to interact personally with chimpanzees, playing with them, eating with them, and just watching them. When I visit the zoo, I spend about half my time watching the antics of the chimps and other monkeys and the other half visiting all the other animals.”
Wonderful answer. For her efforts, Joy will receive a We Bought a Zoo DVD/Blu-ray™ combo pack AND four tickets to a nearby zoo. How cool is that? Those chimpanzees are going to get a lot of attention, huh?
We also selected two runners-up at random, and each will receive a We Bought a Zoo DVD/Blu-ray™ combo pack. Those players (and their responses) are:
Eric Bertini: “I would hang out all day with the rhino. They are the closest thing to a dinosaur, and they would be fun to watch in their natural state.”
Dawn Urman: “I love that this turned into a discussion in our house, and we just may use it as a homeschool assignment. My family would chose to spend the day with lions, as they are animals we would never get close to anywhere else. They are a little more mysterious to us since they are usually sleeping or far off when we go to a zoo.”
Let’s have a big ROARING (get it?) round of applause for Joy, Eric and Dawn!
Thanks as well to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for another giveaway next week. In the meantime, if all of this animal chatter has gotten you excited about creatures great and small, then be sure to reserve a copy of We Bought A Zoo from Redbox on DVD or Blu-ray!