Hello, my fellow Zootopians! Prepare to get Z.A.P.ped! It's time for this week's edition of the Zootopia Appreciation Post, or Z.A.P. for short. Every Saturday, I'm gonna be posting a different Zootopia-related topic that we can all discuss.

For today's topic, I would like to talk about the Zootopia Police Academy.


Apologies for not doing this on Saturday.

The Zootopia Police Academy is an academy located in Zootopia. Police officer cadets, including Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, train here under command of Major Friedkin. Cadets are trained to cope with all the different ecosystems and climates in Zootopia, including Tundratown, Sahara Square, and the Rainforest District.

The academy has dorm rooms for the animals training here.

Known exercises include:

  • Scaling a wall of ice (Tundratown)
  • Swinging across monkey bars (Rainforest District)
  • Climbing vines (Rainforest District)
  • Fighting through a sandstorm (Sahara Square)
  • Boxing an "enormous criminal"

After the 15 year time skip from Judy's childhood, she is shown attending the academy to become a police officer. She faced many grueling challenges and failed at a lot of them. Not to mention falling into a giant toilet. But, rather than going home and giving up on her dream, like her parents and Gideon had told her, she trained hard and used her wits to not only complete the challenges, but also graduated as the valedictorian.

I really wished that we could have seen Nick's time at the academy. I'm sure it would have been funny, if not, funnier than Judy's time.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off in the comments below!

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