quote [ Six crows trained to pick up rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park. "The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean" but also to show that "nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment", said Nicolas de Villiers of the Puy du Fou park, in the western Vendee region. The birds will be encouraged to spruce up the park through the use of a small box that delivers a nugget of bird food each time the rook deposits a cigarette end or small piece of rubbish. ]
Puy du Fou's
French blog post on the project with pictures: Une escouade de corbeaux nettoyeurs au Grand Parc!
. "Christophe Gaborit, project manager at the Academy of Falconry, decided to educate and personally raise two rooks to collect rubbish. Judged "crazy" by his entourage, he persists following an unlikely encounter with ... a magician!"
Besides employing birds for janitorial services, the park is also employing Neopter drones as stage hands
Previously on SE: The Cig Economy For Crows
about Crowded Cites'
Crowbar device for trading cigarette butts for crow chow.
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