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Angry dad fed up with photobombing animals at local zoo


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 4:19 PM - Anyone who works in the service industry knows customer complaints aren't unusual -- but this one is certainly unorthodox.

A disgruntled visitor wrote a letter to Chessington World of Adventures Resort in London, England complaining of animals butting into (or 'photoboming') his family photos while visiting the resort's zoo in July.

"Looking back at my photos of the day out, I was annoyed to find that a number of my family 'selfie' snaps featured an uninvited animal in the background," an excerpt from the letter reads.

"Whilst I understand we are there to see and enjoy the animals, to not be able to capture at least one family picture in the zoo area with no animal interruptions is quite upsetting."

The unnamed man says he is 'convinced' the animals are trained to photobomb guests.

The zoo has posted a copy of the letter with the sender's name blacked out to Facebook and issued an apology. The post has since gone viral, racking up more than 800 'likes' and hundreds of shares.

Some comments on Chessington's Facebook page insist the letter is a fake, or that it was written as a joke.

A rep from the zoo says the letter is real and denies it was created as a publicity stunt, according to the Mirror.

Hello Adventurers, we would like to apologise if you have had any animals ‘photobombing’ your photos during visits to...

Posted by Chessington World of Adventures Resort on Monday, August 3, 2015

The resort then went digging through its archives and found that some of the 1,000 exotic animals that reside there are, in fact, prone to photobombing.

Check it out:




Going forward, the zoo is asking guests to report any incidents of unwanted photobombing.

Source: Facebook | Mirror

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