To learn more about wild animals, you might want to visit Chessington World of Adventures, a theme park and zoo in Surrey, England. Just make sure you don’t look like them.
Apparently, dressing in giraffe print can be confusing or scary to a nearby giraffe. According to a Yahoo! Shine article, the zoo has banned visitors from wearing animal prints. “Zoo officials enacted the policy after employees noticed a behavioral change in animals following the opening of a reserve called Zufari: Ride Into Africa! The exhibit allows people to drive through a Serengeti-style reserve where animals roam freely.” According to spokesperson Natalie Dilloway, “animals are getting confused when they see what looks like zebras and giraffes driving across the terrain in a 7.5 ton truck.”
The Zoo employed bouncers to be on a lookout for people wearing animal print. But, don’t worry, you won’t be kicked out. Instead you’ll be given coveralls to wear during your stay. Not quite as stylish as the leopard print mini you wanted to wear, but you’ll be able to stay for lunch, rather than being lunch.
Have you ever worn animal prints while visiting wild animals? If you were to visit a wild animal park in the future, would you consider thinking twice about what you wear? Thanks for sharing your thoughts in a comment below.
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