Zoo bans visitors from wearing animal prints

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Zoo bans visitors from wearing animal prints


Visitors to Chessington World of Adventures have been banned from wearing animal print clothing - because it's confusing the animals.

The Metro reports that bouncers have been employed to enforce a zero-tolerance ban at the park, after staff noticed a number of animals trying to communicate with visitors or running away scared.

The ban follows the launch of a new off-road ZUFARI trail being opened, which is almost an exact replica of the Serengeti plains.

" Since the launch of ZUFARI, guests have interacted with the animals more closely than ever before, and we have noticed a lot of animals becoming baffled by animal-print wearing guests," said spokeswoman Natalie Dilloway.

"It's no wonder the animals are getting confused when they see what they perceive to be zebras and giraffes driving across the terrain in a 7.5 tonne truck."

Visitors donning animal print will be given grey boiler suits to wear around the park in order to ensure animals are not antagonised.

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