The Malton Zookeepers

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The Malton Zookeepers
Abbreviation: TMZ
Group Numbers: we're more than just a number!
Leadership: Angry Parakeet
Goals: Survive rampaging hordes of zombies while taking care of the City Zoo/Ketchelbank area and have fun while doing it!
Recruitment Policy: See our discord for more information
Contact: Come to our discord

The Malton Zookeepers are group located in Ketchelbank that welcomes membership from the living and the dead. Formed in January 2006, they are dedicated to the maintenance of Malton's only zoo. The location of Malton's City Zoo, sandwiched between the Zombiefied Republic of !zanbah and the traditional zombie hometown of Ridleybank and more than 10 blocks away from the nearest mall, makes this task a difficult one. The Zookeepers don't mind, however, and do their job with their signature good attitude and sense of humor day in and day out.


The Malton Zookeepers were co-founded by two players who one day found themselves sheltering from the zombie horde in the bear pit of Malton's City Zoo. Almost simultaneously, the two were struck with the same epiphany - an idea that compelled them to found an elite group of janitors, rangers and handlers called The Malton Zookeepers. Whether this sequence of events was the result of cosmic fate or the potent mix of noxious fumes rising from the dung heap, we will never know.

Since that fateful day, the Zookeepers have grown to be a large and well organized group that maintains two revive points and safe sleeping places for visitors both in and around the Zoo. Our staff includes humans, animals, and zombies who are all proud to call the Zoo home, and work hard to make it the number one attraction in Malton.

Goals include:

  1. Keep the enclosures clear of zombies or full of zombies, where appropriate.
  2. Maintain safehouses and entry points in and around the zoo, so visitors of all skill levels can enjoy themselves.
  3. Defend all animals of the City Zoo.
  4. Maintain an unbarricaded "Zombie Animal Enclosure" (formerly "The Reptile House") as a permanent exhibit. Here, the general public is able to observe domesticated zombie animals from a safe distance.
  5. Maintain an unbarricaded "Zombie Visitor Center" (formerly "The Aquarium") where any zombie visitors to the zoo may rest, gently swaying, out of the rain.
  6. Maintain two revive clinics: St. Pius's Church [41,29] and St. Matthias's Church [46,33].
  7. Make regular informative and entertaining broadcasts on Malton Zoo Radio.
  8. Do everything in our power to keep all the pants on all the monkeys.
  9. Promote the ethics of good zookeeping and generally have a great time.
  10. Maintain Petting Zoos in other areas of Malton to promote the Malton Zoo.

Joining The Malton Zookeepers

Joining the Malton Zookeepers is easy! First, visit us on our discord, say hello or whatever and maybe even send us your profile link. Next, add The Malton Zookeepers to your profile under "Group". Finally, come say hello to us in The Lion Enclosure. After that, you're officially a Zookeeper! If you're really lucky, we may even ask you to mop out the Elephant House!

Zoo Attractions

February 2024: Zombie Spider Exhibit, FRH HAGS! (Free Hugs!)

Location: the Bear Pit

We have a concession stand!

Zoo Events

No scheduled events yet.

Past Events

Zookeeper Objet d'art Tour 2013 Cancelled!
Zookeeper Malton Grand Tour 2013 Malton's second Petting Zoo 20:34, 12 September 2013 (BST)

2021 New Years Naked Run First Annual

Zoo Services

Veterinary Services

If you wake up a little dead during your visit, the Malton Zookeepers run two revive points in the area, both staffed by highly trained monkeys and veterinarians. Feel free to use this handy list of revification points to see the latest status reports or submit one of your own. For fastest service, stop by the discord to request a real-time revive.

Malton Zoo Radio

As always, you can keep up to date with important Zoo news in-game by tuning into Malton Zoo Radio at 27.19 on your radio dial.

know what you are talking about Short-wave Radio Info
This group or location has a dedicated radio frequency.

Frequency: 27.19 MHz
Transmitter coordinates: withheld

Nowadays, Malton Zoo Radio also plays an important role in maintaining contact between Zookeepers in the City Zoo and their colleagues stationed at the Petting Zoos.

Petting Zoo

Aside from the main Zoo, the Zookeepers are also in the process of setting up Petting Zoos at several locations in Malton. Just because you're not in Ketchelbank doesn't mean you shouldn't be able stroke a lizard. The first Petting Zoo opened for business in the Horsey Museum in Shackleville in the fall of 2008 followed by the second Petting Zoo in the Keats Museum in Pescodside in August 2013. For more details see our work in (slow) progress here The Malton Zookeepers (PZ).

Zoo Politics

Friends of the Zoo

Thinkingmonkey.jpg Friend Of The Zoo
The Thinking Monkey brings luck to friends of the Malton City Zoo!

Maintaining the zoo is a full time job, and one that the Malton Zookeepers take very seriously. Because a Zookeeper might be called upon to clean out a monkey's cage, hose down an elephant stall, or attend to the needs of zoo visitors at any time, we don't tend to leave the zoo much. Therefore, it's kind of hard to have "allies" in a traditional sense. However, there are some repeat zoo visitors who have always been more than willing to lend a hand when they're in town! For that reason, the following groups are considered official Friends of the Zoo:

The Gingerbread Men for our age old friendship and the support they give us. and for their gum-drop buttons.

The Broadway Zombies brought their amazing show Zah Rahan G!ng (The Lion King) to the zoo and gave visitors some of the best nights' entertainment available in Malton. In return, they now have lifetime season tickets for the zoo and our undying friendship. The hyenas were played by members of the JPS Zombies, to whom the zoo will always be open.

The Sun Organization are legitimate businessmen and zoo enthusiasts, operating in the Brooke Hills area.

Malton Tours Inc are our closest friends in Malton, frequently bringing their tours to the zoo helping out when things got rough more than once.

The Antediluvians are the zoo's second newest friends and helped to us provide comprehensive first-aid services for zoo visitors during their stay in Redpath Alley School.

The Feral Undead. They, like us, know that playing Urban Dead is all about having fun!

Detulux Inc is a thoroughly legal, law-abiding business who's employees often visit the zoo. The fact they are listed here has nothing to do with the large bank deposit made to the zoo's Boardroom members. Really, it doesn't.....

Hel's Daughters because they are really hot cold zombie chicks. What's not to like?

Axes High are the Zoo's newest friends. Welcome to the neighborhood, guys!

For Members

Please register on our discord! Keep abreast of current activities here.

Zoo Policies

The Malton Zookeepers are an Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE.jpg Equal Opportunity
This user/group supports the equal opportunity policy and does not discriminate on grounds of vitality, welcoming members/friends from both the living and the dead.

The Zookeepers believe in taking back NT buildings by any means necessary.

Syringe crosshairs sml.jpg Fertilize the Land Policy
This user or group believes in regaining NT buildings at any cost!

The James Earl Jones Awards

We won!

JEJ.jpg JEJ Winner
The Malton Zookeepers has won the Best Zombie/Survivor Group Award.

Really, it was just such an honour to be nominated. We never even dared to hope that we might win.