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Local zoo reacts to ban of animal prints in Britain Zoo

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

A zoo in Britain is banning guests from wearing animal prints claiming it confuses the animals.

The zoo says the animal prints are causing reactions especially among the rhinos and giraffes.

It has gone as far as to hire bouncers to seek out rule–breakers.

Some are calling the zoo's ban a publicity stunt but others say there could be some truth to the claims.

Experts at Roger Williams Park Zoo are skeptical.

"It could very well be possible that they just have an animal or two that are sensitive to that sort of thing but once again in all my years here as well as other zoos I haven't seen that being a problem," said Dr. Jeremy Goodman, the executive director of Roger Williams park zoo.

Roger Williams park zoo doesn't have anything like the ban at the British zoo.

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