David Braver from Pikesville recently visited the Maryland Zoo located in Baltimore with his wife and grandchildren to spend an afternoon. They walked up to an artificial enclave made for the Chimpanzees and went closer to the glass wall surrounding its bounds. Out of nowhere, a male Chimpanzee rushed straight at the visitors just to crash against the sturdy glass boundary. Bang! The incident happened frequently over the next few days as Louie and Jack, the newest members of the zoo’s Chimpanzee flock explored their new habitat. They played around the ropes and climbed atop the artificial trees. Popular belief holds that Chimpanzees are fond of trees and love hanging, jumping and climbing from one branch to the other. The point to be noted here is; the artificial trees present in the environment looked so authentic that even the animals were unaware that the trees were artificial.
Yes, you have read it right. The faux trees that were placed in the enclave looked life-like and blended perfectly well with the surroundings; this can be said now that we have already seen the outcome. The high quality silk material that is used to produce artificial plants and trees gives them such grandiose looks and authentic appearance that the best of critics are fooled. Not only the material used but also the skill and expertise applied in the manufacturing of silk plants makes them almost identical to their live counterparts. Meanwhile, recent news article detailed that even honeybees were fooled by tall artificial trees. Perhaps in the future, we might also hear that birds have made their nests in thick shelters of artificial palm trees.