Have a story that is simply so strange I can barely believe it... but it would appear that it is.
Chessington World of Adventures - a Theme Park / Zoo in the London basin has banned guests from wearing leopard print and tiger striped clothing in one of its new attractions - a Safari style trek through an "Open Enclosure" with african animals.
Park management inists that animals have been confused by what they say appears as zebras and Girrafes in the truck, and have responded in some cases by either running away, or by attempting to communicate with the "animal".
Anyone who isn't aware of the new rules can be issued a plain grey boiler suit in order to take part in the ride.
The Guardian has more along with this advice for zoo/safari park visitors
"Possibly the worst thing you could do is limp past the lion or tiger enclosure in a zebra print outfit".
Is anyone aware of any safari type parks or encounters with similar rules?
I actually posted this news on another site. Given some UK parks' gift of hyperbole and possible publicity stunts..Hello, Thorpe!..the general consensus is that this is another in a long line. However, not knowing much about the scientific aspect of it, it seems plausible to me.
LOL at Kelly's response!
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