Metro Richmond Zoo's Ninja Proceeds to City Finals on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Yes!!! I am so proud!

August 12, 2019

Yes!!! I am so proud!

If you don't remember the video I did a while ago, here is a refresher:

"Justin Andelin, also known as the “Zoo Ninja,” will compete on this season of the TV Hit Series American Ninja Warrior. Andelin is nicknamed the “zoo ninja” because he trains where he grew up, living at the Zoo. The Metro Richmond Zoo was opened to the public in 1995 by Justin’s father, Jim Andelin and has grown to house 2,000 animals from around the world. Justin, the 4th child of 7, currently works full-time as a manager at the Zoo. Andelin loves the family business, caring for animals, and promoting conservation efforts. Growing up around animals and seeing their unique abilities and personalities inspires him. In particular, the monkeys and apes’ climbing techniques have influenced his ninja skills.

The Zoo Ninja works out regularly on the Great Ape Exhibits, the Zoos’ Zipline and Adventure Park, and all around the Zoo to prepare himself for the 11th season of American Ninja Warrior."

(via: Justin Andelin)