“Just a hypothesis.”
—Calenda, Kemono Friends 3
Calenda is a human character part of the Kemono Friends world. Despite somewhat resembling one of the staff of Japari Park, she actually works for CARSC - an organization in collaboration with the park.
Calenda is an ecstatic and, for the most part, a joyful character, with a deep love for animals, similar to Mirai. This trait of hers is conveyed throughout various events in Kemono Friends 3 - examples being her excitement after meeting with the Batten Japari-Dan for the first time then speaking about them with "Boss" shortly after, and a scene in Chapter 3 where she and Mirai passionately ramble about Friends. Despite her rather outgoing personality as an adult, Calenda was shy as a child and spent most of her time playing with Flicky, a dog she became very attached to during her childhood.
While she mostly maintains her enthusiastic demeanor throughout her time spent in the park, she does express anger while being provoked, such as being attacked by a Cellien in Kyōshū and having a similar issue after being targeted by a Hunter Cell on board a staff helicopter. She is also shown to be easily guilt-ridden at times. Calenda exhibits knowledge in a variety of topics, such as weather, and biology - this is most prominently displayed when Calenda explains to Arctic Hare how White Cellien (which were rapidly spreading throughout Hokkai at the time) likely originated and were taking shape from Bacteriophages, and imitating their behavior.
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