British Zoo Bans Animal Print Clothing
October 4, 2013 1 Comment
Chessington World of Adventures has banned visitors from wearing animal prints after concern emerged that fake leopard print and tiger stripes might be confusing or even frightening the animals.
Staff at the safari park reported noticeable changes in the behavior of the animals after the launch of a new drive-through attraction across the 22 acre reserve where animals roam free. It was reported that some animals had tried to communicate with visitors, while others ran away, fearing they were predators.
Spokeswoman Natalie Dilloway said, “Animals are getting confused when they see what looks like zebras and giraffes driving across the terrain in a 7.5 tonne truck.”