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Which zoo has the best uniform for its employees? Surely they can't all be khaki?

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if you Google Image "zoo uniform" you mostly get pictures of girls in their underwear. But I did find this one applicable to Zoochat (rather than Zoo magazine!):
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Which zoo has the best uniform for its employees? Surely they can't all be khaki?

Links and photos would be appreciated.
Trust you to come up with this thread!

I almost never take photos of keepers (only of they are doing a presentation with an interesting animal), so I can't really go through my photos to see what different uniforms there are. Most uniform colours seem to lie on a continuum from green to brown, so there is a bit of variation on a standard theme really. I have seen some with black sweatshirts, but they aren't the main uniform colour.

The most unusual uniforms I have ever seen though were at Marwood Zoo, which initially had standard khaki uniforms, then a more colourful version of that, and finally a truly unique and inpractical body suit. Here is a link to a video of the place:

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And I want to thank you all, personally, for the incredible enthusiasm that you've shown vis--vis our latest new innovative initiative. You look fantastic. You're no longer a bunch of smelly old animal keepers. No, as of today, you are official Themed Zoo Visitation Enhancement Facilitators.
[the staff are now all reluctantly wearing animal costumes]
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it is very hard to find any keeper uniforms that aren't khaki or green. Which is odd because khaki must show up the dirt really well. I did find a blue one:
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it is very hard to find any keeper uniforms that aren't khaki or green. Which is odd because khaki must show up the dirt really well. I did find a blue one:
Bet that blue one would show a blood red stain pretty well...

Aquarium staff presumably often have blue uniforms, and maybe white ones too.
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aquariums/marinelands do often have blue or white uniforms (but they are usually just t-shirts rather than uniformy sort of uniforms)
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what about these ones?
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What a crackin bird that is.
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I quite like macaws. Where was that pic taken?

I watched a doco on the zoo where the superman tiger pic was taken. It seems like an interesting place...

So, it seems that zoo uniforms are all kind of... well... boring. I wonder if there has been any famous fashion designers involved in designing new zoo uniforms?
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what about these ones?
1st one = best uniform ever?
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I quite like macaws. Where was that pic taken?
Flamingo Land in Yorkshire. The next photo is from Dudley Zoo. The UK does have some interesting keeper outfits.....
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Flamingo Land in Yorkshire. The next photo is from Dudley Zoo. The UK does have some interesting keeper outfits.....
"Interesting" probably is not the right word to describe it. Where's zooboy28? I know he likes..... seals. I am more of a macaw man myself.
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"Interesting" probably is not the right word to describe it. Where's zooboy28? I know he likes..... seals. I am more of a macaw man myself.
it's a Patagonian sealion too, so an appropriate fit for lovers of Latinos....


For nanoboy, here's the link to some of the other Dudley staff members in their birthday zoo uniforms, some of whom are female: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-calendar.html
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"Interesting" probably is not the right word to describe it. Where's zooboy28? I know he likes..... seals. I am more of a macaw man myself.
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it's a Patagonian sealion too, so an appropriate fit for lovers of Latinos....

For nanoboy, here's the link to some of the other Dudley staff members in their birthday zoo uniforms, some of whom are female: Zookeepers go back to nature by baring all for charity calendar | Mail Online
Very funny you two

September & December look to be the best months.
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Flamingo Land in Yorkshire. The next photo is from Dudley Zoo. The UK does have some interesting keeper outfits.....
That is Flamingo land I never saw any thing with 'plumage' like that when I visited.

Also, that bloke from Dudley carrying that great big owl (Snowy Owl?) needs his head testing. There is no way I would risk him carrying something like that naked..... then again it does say it was very cold when they did the photo shoot, so maybe he was OK .
 


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