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Meet Gillie the Guinea Pig

The Little Rodent with a Big Dream

ZOOMARS’ owner Carolyn Franks has written a children’s book, “The Tale of Gillie Guinea Pig,” that brings Gillie to life.

The book is a beautifully illustrated story where Gillie’s courage helps him scurry out of a pet shop and into the job of his dreams. Carolyn wanted to create a lovable character who could teach children about overcoming fear, including respect for their animal friends at the zoo.

The Tale of Gillie the Guinea Pig

Bring Gillie home with you!

Gillie plush toy

After writing the book, Carolyn designed a life-sized Gillie the Guinea Pig plush toy. Visitors can purchase the book and the plush toy at the zoo or online at GilliesWorld.com

Gillie also has an album of songs on iTunes, produced by local musicians, a fan club, a website and is Sheriff of the petting zoo.

Gillie the Guinea Pig Sheriff

Located in San Juan Capistrano’s Historic District
Steps away from the SJC Train Station

31791 Los Rios Street San Juan Capistrano, CA