Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

Theme Park Trained Crows To Pick Up Trash And Cigarette Butts.

To say that humans are one of the most destructive forces of nature is an understatement. We are capable of creating wonderful things, but we are also very much capable of destructing the very same things we love. One of the hardest things for people to understand is that keeping our planet clean is extremely important for future generations. That is why the Puy du Fou Theme Park, in the west of France, has decided to put some unusual employees to work. Six trained crows started picking the trash left by humans, in order to send one powerful message.

The Puy du Fou theme park, the second-largest one in the western region of France, just implemented a brilliant idea.

The theme park, which is located in a rural area, is famous for its many attractions and events. Among them, the Roman chariot races, sword fights, Viking attacks, and even a falconry show. Puy du Fou is full of life, and that, unfortunately, causes some unwanted behavior.

The Puy du Fou theme park, the second-largest one in the western region of France, just implemented a brilliant idea.

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Unwanted small pieces of paper and cigarette butts can be found everywhere.

The park is pretty clean, and there's an active cleaning staff that takes care of picking up the trash that's left behind, but Puy du Fou asks a very important question. Why can't people pick up after themselves? That's why they came up with a brilliant idea to show folks that even animals can pick up trash that was left by humans.

Unwanted small pieces of paper and cigarette butts can be found everywhere.

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This week, the theme park put 6 trained rooks, which are related to the crow family, to work.

They were trained to pick up leftover trash, small pieces of paper, and even cigarette butts. In exchange, these helpful little buddies get food. So Boubou, Bricole, Bill, Bamboo, Black and Baco started working their new gig this past Monday.

This week, the theme park put 6 trained rooks, which are related to the crow family, to work.

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The president of the park told NPR that, "The park is very clean." Still, it could use some help from the many folks that visit it everyday.

Nicolas de Villiers also told NPR that the purpose of the crows picking up the trash is to, "educate the people, to open their minds, to think, 'OK, the birds are able to do something that we are much more able to do than them, so we should do this by ourselves.'" Cigarette butts, in particular, are left behind by unsuspecting smokers who don't realize that they're littering and contaminating the park.

The president of the park told NPR that, "The park is very clean." Still, it could use some help from the many folks that visit it everyday.

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De Villiers simply asks himself why can't they just pick them up? If birds can do it, so can we.

But where did De Villiers get this brilliant idea to use rooks as garbage collectors? Well, the theme park hosts several events and shows, such as the falconry show. One of the falconers, Christophe Gaborit, had managed to train crows to pick up roses, and then had them take them to a castle in order to gift them to a "princess."

De Villiers simply asks himself why can't they just pick them up? If birds can do it, so can we.

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