The Human Zoo

These Poms are real crazy!

Late last month (Aug 25, I think), they had this exhibit where humans were placed at the world famous Bear Mountain in a cage as if animals in a zoo.

The ‘invitation’ for participation put up on the ZSL site read as follows: Do you fancy showing off at the Zoo?

We are currently looking for individuals who would like to take part in a unique event. The August Bank holiday will welcome an extra special exhibit to London Zoo as a flock of Homo sapiens gather on the world famous Bear Mountain. Presented to the public with only fig leaves to protect their modesty, the humans will become an important feature of zoo life as they are cared for by our experienced keepers and kept entertained through various forms of enrichment. The four day event aims to demonstrate the basic nature of man as an animal and examine the impact that Homo sapiens have on the rest of the animal kingdom. If you would like to take part in this exciting new exhibit fill in the form below and tell us, in 50 words or less: Why do you want to take part in ‘The Human Zoo’?

Apparently, “The four day event aims to demonstrate the basic nature of man as an animal and examine the impact that Homo sapiens have on the rest of the animal kingdom.” Has this also happened elsewhere? Wonder what it would be like to have this in Mumbai or Delhi!

Reports about it on Yahoo! and Ananova. Also on the Beeb Online!

Here’s a photogallery too!

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