The Winners of the We Bought a Zoo Giveaway

by | May 21st, 2012 | 9:16PM | Filed under: Giveaways, Quizzes, Contests & Polls

Who needs to get ready for a trip to the zoo?

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!

4 Responses to “The Winners of the We Bought a Zoo Giveaway”

  1. mary galyean
    Posted on May 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Passion for animals ,understanding the animals,and “zoo’s are the best way to learn” and having a better understanding ,with that we could save more wild life!!!!.

  2. Fax Authority
    Posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    This was a great movie!

    We were completely surprised by it – dropped in with a “why not” and now we’d love to go visit the place if we’re in Europe sometime!

  3. Melinda Nelson
    Posted on June 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I need a trip to the zoo, I mean movies…lol

  4. debby roberts
    Posted on June 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    This was an exciting movie. Especially since he lost his wife, and trying to reconnect to his son. By moving out to the country, which turns out to be the ultimate dream for most kids. They own there own zoo. And he and his son reconcile by working together to save the zoo. Sad when they had to put down the tiger.