Jan 11, 2007

Humans on display in a Zoo.


An Australian zoo has put humans on display to raise awareness about primate conservation. Audience have the option of voting for their Favorite ape via test messages.

Total 24 humans will be on display in the said Human Zoo during the month of January & each exhibit has a group of six humans on display, under the care of scientist Dr Carla Litchfield. The people on display will be changed from one exhibit to another.

Group 1 exhibit will be from 8 to 14 January 2007 having three men & three women.

Group 2 exhibit will be from 8 to 14 January 2007 again three men & three women.

Group 3 exhibit will be from 15 to 21 January 2007 same again three men & three women.

Group 4 exhibit will be from 22 to 26 January 2007 same combination of men & women.

This project aims to
* Create awareness of the closeness of humans to their primate cousins
* Provides a platform for research on animal behaviour and enrichment
* Raise awareness for the conservation needs of primates in the wild
* Raise funds to build Australia's largest chimpanzee exhibit at Monarto Zoological Park in South Australia

Its said that "Live streaming by Adam Internet will be available on the internet on the Adelaide Now website".

Earlier also one such exercise did happen in London in the month of August, 2005 at London zoo where the exhibit featured three men & five women clad in bathing suits.
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