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Humans on Display for the First Time at Reykjavík Zoo

The human being will be on display for the first time in its natural environment in the Reykjavík Family Park and Zoo next weekend. Visitors can observe three men and one woman in a cage after 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

Observing seals at the Reykjavík Zoo. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The initiative is part of a summer project for 16 to 18-year-olds and the show is directed by the actors Aevar Thór Benediktsson and Hilmir Jensson, Fréttabladid reports.

“The kids have organized various performances in the park this summer and we intend to wrap the project up with this exhibit,” Benediktsson said. “It is done to jazz up the park and let its guests participate in the fun.”

The four human specimens will be placed inside a cage which is usually intended for crisis-stricken animals. Benediktsson said the cage will be securely locked, so the humans are unable to get out, even if they want to.

At 1 pm the humans will be foddered with hamburgers and everyone is welcome to observe. However, visitors to the zoo cannot feed the humans themselves, as applies to all other animals at the zoo.

“They will be given a ball, a television and possibly one book,” Benediktsson said. “It is very important to keep them in their natural environment.”

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