Friday, November 27, 2009

New Exhibit At Warsaw Zoo, Poland: Cavemen!

Visitors at Warsaw Zoo in Poland are being reminded this week that humans are animals too when they walk past the "cavemen" exhibit. Two volunteers, a 24 year-old man and 18 year-old woman, dressed themselves in animal hide behind an old monkey cage. The exhibit runs till this Sunday.

Two volunteers in a former monkey cage and dressed as cavemen, are photographed by a visitor at the zoo in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. The zoo has opened a week-long display where two volunteers - a man and a woman - spend time in the cage to remind visitors that humans are animals too. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
"Organizer Maria Mastalerz says the weeklong "performance" aims to attract interest in a play, "Caveman," showing in the Polish capital. But she says it also carries a message that humans today are not all that different from their prehistoric ancestors" - Associated Press.
"They are very calm and gentle. They don't bite. And they're keen to watch all the strangers passing by their home. You can try to communicate with them, or even offer them food ... a playful attempt to inspire people to think about the place of humans in the universe", said the zoo's deputy director Ewa Zbornikowska, AFP.


Anonymous said...

De-humanizing...mankind was created to have dominion over beast...not to be treated nor perceived as one!

Raymond Vagell said...

I don't know who you are but you are obviously barking up the wrong tree.

Anonymous said...

I think it was a cool idea, I bet it will attract lots of people!

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