31 Dec '11, 10pm

Zoo Uses Pop Music To Fight Fireworks Noise | Care2 Causes

To soothe giraffes spooked by the noise from fireworks set off to celebrate the New Year, Amersfoort Animal Park in Utrecht in the Netherlands plans to have them tune into public Radio 2 to hear the Top 2000 countdown. As the park’s spokeswoman Josien van Eijik told Agence France-Presse (via Raw Story ), “We found that pop music works best to calm the animals down and the bangs become more background noise.” There are five giraffes among the 130 animals in the park and only the giraffes seem to be affected by the noise. The staff have started to play the music prior to today so the giraffes can get used to it. While noting that they have so far shown no particular preferences for music, Van Eijk speculated that “‘a calm ballad every now and then also would not do any harm.’” Agence France-Presse says there are so many fireworks in the Netherlands to celebrate New Year’s th...

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