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Worker makes life bearable. Shores man moves from elephants to polar bears

, Christy Strawser

Wendt, 37, of St. Clair Shores, is principal zookeeper at the Detroit Zoo's Arctic Ring of Life where two ferocious furry beasts are expected to visit in late winter or early spring. Wendt has plenty of experience dealing with the zoo's largest animals because he started his career 10 years ago in the elephant exhibit at the Detroit Zoo. He cared for popular elephants Wanda and Winky until they were shipped to an elephant sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif., to retire in comfort. Wendt said he miss...



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