27 September 2013

Safari Park Bans Visitors From Wearing Animal Prints

Chessington World of Adventures has banned visitors from donning animal prints because they confuse its animals.

Staff at the safari park said they noticed changes in the behavior of the animals after the launch of a new drive-through attraction. Some animals became agitated and frightened while others ran away after mistaking humans driving past in trucks for zebras and giraffes.

Sounds like sound advice. As animal consultant Dr Candy D’Sa put it, “the worst thing you could do is limp past the lion or tiger enclosure in a zebra print outfit”.

[via Ecouterre and The Guardian, images via Chessington World of Adventures]