Chessington World of Adventures are asking humans to stop dressing up as animals
Animal print clothing has been banned at Chessington World of Adventures because owners think it'll confuse the theme park’s animals. Leopard print coats may be your thing, but to an animal, you just look like bait or something it wants to shag.
Remarkably, the theme park have employed bouncers to enforce the zero-tolerance policy. You have to hope the bouncers in question aren't too simian-like, or else there'll be further confusion among our beastly cousins.
In the ban are zebra, giraffe, leopard and African wild dog prints.
Apparently, Chessington's zookeepers have noticed confusion amongst the animals when they spot humans wearing animal print clothing and this isn't a PR stunt at all. Guests who wear animal print will be supplied with Chessington clothing... and if they refuse, they'll be fed to wolves.
Spokeswomen Natalie Dilloway said: "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. The enclosures at ZUFARI have been designed to replicate the conditions species face in the wild, so 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! We kindly ask guests to refrain from wearing animal print at the park."