Hoopzilla was born at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs circa October 2015. Not since 1871 had a creature like her been discovered. As a hoop ambassador for WorldHoopDay.org, her mission in 2016 is to distribute hoops to kids of all ages around the world.

“Being born and raised in the birthplace of mass shootings (Columbine) and the hotbed of conservative Christian propaganda (Colorado Springs),” she said, “I thought it was important to replace guns with hoops into the hands of everyone, from Duck Dynasty hunters to ISIS radicals.”