Sign at the San Diego Zoo in 1982
Submitted by: San Diego Zoo (I took the photo) via Oddly Specific
Should we be worried it says nothing about sex?
Well, it says molest, so could be considered that it tells not to screw them.
Sign is still found there at the San Diego Zoo .. 😉
What on earth is bullyragging?
doesn’t say anything specifically about pi$$ing them off…………………..
It doesn’t say you can’t feed them, either….
My sophomore science teacher had this sign hanging in his portable. Several words had been added by students, and ‘animals’ was crossed out and replaced with ‘teachers’.
Well that’s just a copyright suite from a thesaurus publisher waiting to happen!
Looks like someone’s trying out their brand new thesaurus.
Hahaha, I remember these signs. XD
hey, if i paid for my ticket i think i should be able to tantalize all the animals i want!
there was this same sign in a small zoo in Pittsburgh area
The sad thing is you just know people have tried to do these various things, then sued when they got hurt saying “There was no sign saying we couldn’t!”
people probably try to think of all the stuff you can do
I wonder if you can badger a badger. Or if they’ve already been badgerered.
Can I besmirch?
Doesn’t say you can’t eat them.
We bought a copy of this sign from the SD Zoo when I was in high school. It’s still hanging on (what used to be) my bedroom door, 20 years later. 🙂
My brother and I had this exact sign hanging on our bedroom door as kids. I can still recite it from memory.
there are two of these signs on the fence at a nearby farm. i laugh everytime i see it.
Can I bug them?
my parents visited this zoo in the early 80[‘s and had one of the signs on their bedroom door with ‘parents’ taped over ‘animals’
Thx Capitan Thesarus, we needed it
They forgot “disturb.”
This isn’t a real sign. It’s supposed to be a joke, my eEnglish/ Science teacher has the same sign on her door.
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They also left off “distress” and “harangue.”
Not only besmirch, but you are also apparantly allowed to befoul the animals, and that’s just wrong.
This is how I learned my first words.
CAN’T MOLEST ANIMALS? D=
I love this sign, they started using it in the 70’s. They also sold them in the gift store. I have on hanging in the window of our IT helpdesk. I haven’t seen it at the Zoo since ’99. Too bad, It is a CLASSIC!!
That’s so cool!!! My family has that sign, we bought it at the San Diego Zoo in the early 1990’s. We ahve another one that is very similar, but it starts with all P’s and is directed towards the Pandas.
Lol, my science teacher has this sign, but he (painted over? scratched off? I don’t know) the word animals and wrote teacher in sharpie. Best. Teacher. Ever.
It most certainly was a real sign. I took the picture, at the San Diego Zoo, on my honeymoon in 1982.
It still cracks me up, and I’m happy to see that so many other people have enjoyed it, too.
not to worry, I have no intention of the screwing the animals.
Well, it doesn’t say anything about taunting them.
* taunts the animals *
“Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!”
do not molest the animals ! LOL
thank you from the thesaurus state zoo
my algebra teacher has this sign on her door but she crossed out animals and wrote teachers
This sign was in my old Earth Science classroom. xD
HA! my mom has had this sign in our laundry room since I can remember. She got it from san diego in probably 1984 or 5 before we left CA. That’s awesome.
ANOTHER ONE! Dang, these signmakers are getting thesauruses…
I can still gyrate them.
These guys at San Diego aren’t thinking outside the box, are they?
you may not be able to do anything else to the animals, you can still feed them. hmmmmmmm… i wonder if i can feed my nephews to an alligator…
They sell fridge magnets with this sign on them so I think they were intended to be funny.
Odd that I remember this sign very specifically from when I went to the zoo when I was like eight.
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