Photography credit: Chelsea Loren
Five-year-old Frankie Padilla of Florida won the nationwide contest and enjoyed his one and only day on the “job” at the Walkabout Australia kangaroo habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Saturday, Oct. 21 where he also learned about kangaroo conservation.
When ‘Doo’ty Calls: Five-year-old Frankie Padilla embarks on his first (and only) day on the “job” as a Kangaroo Cleanup Crewmember at the Walkabout Australia kangaroo habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Frankie’s affinity for kangaroos won him the top spot in a national contest hosted by Moose Games to mark the release of its newest family game, Doo Doo Kangaroo.
In this fun (and funny) new skill and action game, players spin a donut spinner to find out how many donuts they need to feed the kangaroo who, conveniently, is sitting on a toilet. When the kangaroo has had too many donuts, he’ll shake and shimmy across the table, releasing donuts or doo doos out of the toilet. Players race to grab donuts as fast as they can, while dodging doo doos. The first to collect five donuts wins!
In addition to the behind-the-scenes experience that came with the title of Kangaroo Cleanup Crewmember, Frankie won $5,000.
“While most kids might make their allowance taking their dog for a walk, feeding their fish or cleaning the litter box, Moose is raising the bar and offering one lucky youngster the opportunity of a lifetime: to help pick up kangaroo doo at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for $5,000. Think of all the donuts you can buy with $5,000,” said David Norman, president, Moose Games. “We couldn’t think of a better, more humorous way to bring Doo Doo Kangaroo to market. Aside from driving obvious awareness to the hilarious gameplay, this initiative allows us to further the narrative surrounding kangaroo conservation and care, which, as an Australian company, is exceptionally meaningful.”