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Why did Jurassic World hire a former Navy Seal to train their raptors?

The title says it all...

But to reiterate:

Why did Jurassic World, supposedly the world's biggest theme park, hire a former Navy Seal to train their velociraptors?

Could they not attract the top expertise in animal training? Or any of the surviving Jurassic Park veterans?

Or was Owen Grady THE top raptor trainer in the world?

I am confused.

I liked Owen Grady as a character; he was funny and charismatic. And I enjoyed Chris Pratt's portrayal of Grady. But suspension of disbelief went flying out the window as soon as he was revealed to be a former Navy Seal and not Steve Irwin...

Comments

Craig Dylke said…
I personlly jokingly interpreted it as a Navy Seal trainer :P

I opted to imagine he had a jaded background training Dolphins or some sort of animal for military...

In a way I can kind of see why a hardened combat vet might be handy to have in proximity to hyper murderous monsters like the fictional Raptors... him as the head trainer/handler was very odd. All they needed was to make him a former navy animal trainer, and it would have made perfect sense.

I actually didn't hate that there were no palaeontologists on staff. It kind of makes sense. However I would have expected the head of the parks operations (Dallas) to have a little enthusasim for the "assets".
Raptor's Nest said…
Maybe her character was a criticism of modern corporate career execs? You know, the type that gets hired to manage the company as professional managers or directors? - ahem, not to mention University heads nowadays?

I doubt those people have enthusiasm for or understanding of their products...
FossilJockey MG said…
His Jurassic World wiki profile states he trained dolphins previously. http://jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Owen_Grady
Did we forget: Thats why they hired him.... to train warfighters:
"Look, Nature gave us the perfect killing machine, 75 million years ago and now we know they can take orders.... " paraphrase. That whole conversation explains why hire a SEAL

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