Human Zoo – how was it for you?
Tuesday 30 August 2005
For those of you who didn’t make it down to London Zoo for this unique exhibit, here’s what happened.
The Human Zoo ran for four days from Friday 26 – Monday 29 August and was a unique event in that it gave a group of volunteers the opportunity to experience life as zoo exhibits, plus our visitors had the unique experience of viewing man in his essential form.
The event aimed 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.
The Human Zoo sparked international media coverage, with opposing opinions fuelling the debate.
Here are some examples of what the public thought of the Human Zoo:
I think that is a fabulous idea and personally I hope the exhibit - or at least the idea of the exhibit - travels to other countries.
Now I've seen just about everything! A "Human Zoo"? There is not one minuscule shred of evidence that evolution is true. Send me any of your so-called "evidence" and I will return ample and well-researched refutation of it.
BRAVO! On the Human Zoo!!!
It's wonderful!! Please make it a permanent attraction. What a great idea.
Equating the value of human life with that of "other animals" is dangerously wrong. It exhibits a frightening trend in modern society, and it is also an outrageous folly.
FABULOUS! FANTASTIC!! BRILLIANT!!!
While this exhibit may be short lived I better understand why London Zoo stands out as one of the best in the world.
In regards to your human exhibit, your distant ancestors may have been apes but mine were human
Humans are a plague upon this planet. Just ask any giraffe, ask any elephant, ask all the wild animals whose territory is constantly being encroached upon by zillions of us humans.
I did a double take when I saw them. For a split second, I found myself thinking, ‘Blimey, what kind of animals are they?’ It’s actually quite a powerful message.