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« on: May 29, 2006, 11:51:06 pm »
Well, I'm off to the Kansas City Zoo tomorrow! I'm very excited about it (I don't get to go to zoo's often), and being a "lifestyler" I love wearing my tail pretty much everywhere.

BUT I'm not sure if tail-wearing is allowed. Does anyone know if zoos (in general) frown upon it or not? Any advice is appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006, 12:01:53 am »
Our mob has worn our tails to the zoo a few times... The staff  found it amusing.. Several other zoo goers wanted to know where we got them and one kid started screaming he wanted one.

It really is great fun....



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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 01:01:27 am »
lol  Thats kool!  I should look into that...
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2006, 06:31:34 pm »
man that's so kewl  ':blush:'
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2006, 08:41:24 pm »
The zoo out here doesn't allow it because it can upset the animals. Though the one in the city south of here let a friend of mine wear his fursuit.

I guess it all depends.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2006, 08:59:22 pm »
Quote (Mazz @ June 04 2006, 8:41 pm)
The zoo out here doesn't allow it because it can upset the animals.

Really? That's crazy... have you heard any stories of that actually happening?

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2006, 09:01:02 pm »
well.. you can certainly wear all the poo the monkies throw! i've never been to a zoo where that hasn't happened...

i don't see how tails can be offensive.. unless people went around screaming at the animals with them on.. and that'd be just plain mean '<img'>

but i think people with animal tails would be just cute! like a big group photo next to an animal cage or something.. well wait. that would be sad.. because the 'counterparts' would be behind bars.. oh dear.. '<img'>





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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2006, 09:13:16 pm »
I love going to the zoo. Those penguins are so cute.

The zoo that I used to go to sells animal ear headbands. I bought a cute pair of kangaroo ears when I was five-ish. ^^ Anyway, I think that they'll let you wear your tail. I don't see anything wrong with it.

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2006, 10:13:26 pm »
My mate and I have worn our tails to the zoo countless times and no one's said anything to us.



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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2006, 04:32:14 am »
Oh wow I've never thought of wearing my tail to the zoo, I so wanna go zoo now!! Maybe organize a mini meet up here in Edinburgh for a zoo trip*.. Weeee!



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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2006, 06:47:25 am »
Whoo something I surely wanna do in my life. Though I still need a tail and have to be less shy. ':p'
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006, 06:17:13 pm »
It's possible that some zoos (Depending on where you lived.) might not allow tails or even ears to be worn because it would theoretically look like the zoo was selling animal themed accessories when it actually doesn't and this would get the zoo in trouble. There'd be too many people going to the gift shops and saying "Do you have any  tails?" or "Do you have any  ears?" and the gift shop people would be hard pressed to explain that they don't carry such items. I suppose it might look like a form of false advertising or something.  ':p'  

But anyway, every zoo is different. Just be sure to ask first before you wear them.  '<img'>
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006, 11:07:12 pm »
I think it's a great way to get in the spirit of things.  So long as you don't cover your heard while on the premesis (i.e. wear a full or partial fursuit due to security reasons) I'd imagine that you'd have no problems whatsoever.

I'd say go for it!

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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006, 01:21:48 am »
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The zoo out here doesn't allow it because it can upset the animals.

Well, may be they shouldn't allow it. Next thing you know, all the zoo's animals will be signing up for accounts at "Sumpin' Offal" and posting endlessly about all those poseur, animal wannabes.   '<img'>
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2006, 10:47:28 pm »
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The zoo out here doesn't allow it because it can upset the animals.


Really? They're going with that?

"OMG! That human has a tail! Human's aren't supposed to have tails! This is...*Lion head implodes*"

They may mean that people are waving them in their faces or something, but the act of wearing a tail wouldnt upset another animal.

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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2006, 04:42:28 pm »
It seems to be a mixed bag with regards to whether a zoo allows tails.  Best thing is to call and ask.  Some will allow fursuits, although they may limit the days that they may be worn, ie Halloween

Never hurts to call and ask.
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2006, 01:23:32 am »
I wish I had a tail*whimpers at the thought of not having a tail* '<img'>

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006, 12:23:41 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 03:56:02 pm »
My mom and my mate and I are going to the seattle zoo and the aquarium tomarrow.  I soooooo wish I had a tail to wear.  It would probably freak out my mom though cuz she doesn't know about my furryness yet.  Either that or she'd just think I'm weird like always.  Come to think of it, I'm always doing wierd things so it probably wouldn't phase her. '<img'> I want a tail now.  Anyone know if the seattle zoo sells ears or tails?  I hope they do.  My mate would probably want a tail too.  We could both weird out my mom. LOL. '<img'>  '<img'>

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2006, 11:55:43 pm »
I still have to get hold of Claudio and get him to make me my tail-feathers, as soon as I get my car working again...
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2006, 12:00:35 am »
Quote (Mazz @ June 04 2006, 6:41 pm)
The zoo out here doesn't allow it because it can upset the animals. Though the one in the city south of here let a friend of mine wear his fursuit.

I guess it all depends.

you mean pueblo mazz?... i know me and joy walked into the pet store near my dad's places and the employees were amused
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