UK Zoo hiring someone to dress...


UK Zoo hiring someone to dress up as bird to scare seagulls away

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

11:18 24 Apr 2023

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Image via Blackpool Zoo

If you're in the market for a new job, a zoo in the UK wants you to dress up as a bird

Blackpool Zoo is recruiting a team of human ‘seagull deterrents’ to dress as massive eagles and keep gulls away.

According to an advert, the job requires a ‘friendly’, ‘energetic’ and ‘outgoing’ person to don the costume and keep the birds away from the seaside attraction.

The ad reads:

"At Blackpool Zoo it goes without saying that we love all animals. And as a seaside resort, Blackpool is not short of seagulls.

"However, the seagulls are proving to be a bit of a nuisance when it comes to trying to steal food from our visitors and our animal enclosures.

"We need to do what we can to keep the seagulls away from our main visitor dining areas."

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