Zoo Bans Guests From Wearing Animal Prints

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Animal print clothing banned at London area zoo.
(Credit: Flickr/JAM Project)

A zoo in England is banning guests from wearing animal prints, claiming the patterns confuse some animals.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort announced the “zero-tolerance ban” on animal-print clothing in a statement; “We have announced an animal-print ban. This follows confusion amongst our ‘Zufari: Ride Into Africa!’ animals.”

Prints on the do-not-wear list include: zebra, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, tiger, spotted hyena, striped hyena, and African wild dog.

Guests who arrive at the park in banned attire can borrow Chessington clothing when going on Zufari, the resort said.

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  • Shazbot2013

    Ya, I can hear the confused animals now –
    "Hey look! That zebra got out of his cage, he's stand!ng on his hind legs, and us!ng a cellphone to take pictures of us!"
    Sure, they'll get confused. They never take issue with hundreds of human families walk!ng past them flash!ng cameras at them. That part, they get. Put a cheetah pattern on a toddler, and the animals may need therapy.