Zookeepers recreate Chris Pratt's Jurassic World pose

Zookeepers around the world are posting photos of themselves posing with their animals in the "stay back" pose made famous in the summer blockbuster Jurassic World.
An Australian zookeeper is shown striking the same pose that Chris Pratt does in a promotional photo from the Jurassic World movie. (Femi-nerd/Tumblr)

Zookeepers around the world are posting photos of themselves posing with their animals in the "stay back" pose made famous in the summer blockbuster Jurassic World

The #JurassicZoo meme, as it came to be known on Twitter, was first spotted on Tumblr. 

"My bestie is a zoo keeper, and she told me that because of Jurassic World it has become a craze in the keeper community (!) to re-enact Chris Pratt," wrote Talia on the Tumblr blog Femi-nerds

The photo showed a zookeeper striking the pose that Chris Pratt is seen assuming in a promotional photo for the latest sequel to Jurassic Park. Instead of three Velociraptors, though, the zookeepers to holding back three walruses. 

From that post in Australia, the trend spread to other zoos around the world with different animals playing the raptors' role. 

Several of the #JurassicZoo posts involved penguins. 

And at least one involved backyard chickens. 

And Chris Pratt himself tweeted his delight with the meme. 

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