No animal-print clothes, please

Chessington World of Adventures animal park has noticed that, on occasion, their animals grow confused when they see people wearing animal-print clothing. For instance, a lion might think that a zebra-print shirt really is a zebra, albeit one "driving across the terrain in a 7.5 tonne truck." Also, the animals sometimes try to "communicate" with the people wearing the animal-print clothes. As a result, Chessington now asks that none of their guests wear such clothes while visiting the park. [This is London]

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Sep 25, 2013
     Category: Animals

And what those animals are trying to communicate is: "What awfully tacky clothes you're wearing! Are you by any chance from Dagenham?"
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/25/13 at 10:19 AM
How about no clothes at all? Then there would be no confusion about the "Naked Apes."
Posted by KDP on 09/25/13 at 11:43 AM
There's some serious intelligence going on there; "I'll dress up like a zebra snack when I go see the lions."
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/25/13 at 11:49 AM
Can I still wear my leopard skin underwear when I visit there ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/25/13 at 03:50 PM
I understood that Pattern was not that important to animals in identifying other animals . Scent and behavior was more important. Only lions that are hunting zebras would pay attention to a zebra pattern in the distance. Park lions in england aren't actively catching their own dinners, are they? Maybe some of the prey animals are not taking any chances and giving strange looking humans a wide berth. Altho, I would think they all look strange.
Posted by Judy on 09/25/13 at 05:25 PM
I think predators go after anything smaller that moves regardless of colors ect.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/25/13 at 09:00 PM
I agree, Patty.
Predators are a bit like red-necks; "What the hell is that!?" "I dunno, shoot it and I'll fire up the grill!"
Posted by Captain DaFt on 09/25/13 at 09:21 PM
@BD: Seriously, how many spots can you get on butt floss?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/25/13 at 11:56 PM
It depends on what you've eaten that day I suppose Expat. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/26/13 at 12:00 AM
Can this rule extend to the rest of the world?
Posted by dumbledoor on 09/26/13 at 03:30 AM
BD: only if you're wearing something else over it.
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/26/13 at 08:06 AM
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