A zoo in England is hiring a seagull deterrent employee who has to put on a large chook costume. It says the advert 'broke the web' and acquired lots of of purposes.

  • A zoo in England is hiring a seagull deterrent employee to put on a large chook costume and scare gulls.
  • Blackpool Zoo mentioned the applying has “damaged the web,” receiving lots of of candidates.
  • The job requires an outgoing one that can also be “a wonderful flapper,” the zoo instructed Insider. 

Seagulls, beware — there is a new massive chook on the town.

After a British zoo posted a seagull deterrent job that requires staff to put on a large chook costume to scare gulls away, the applying went viral, receiving lots of of enthusiastic candidates. 

Blackpool Zoo’s publicity company instructed Insider the place has “damaged the web,” resulting in over 200 purposes — and nonetheless counting — from around the globe. Now, they’re transferring ahead within the hiring course of and hoping to welcome new members to the workforce within the subsequent few weeks.

The place requires a fascinating and pleasant disposition, the zoo mentioned.

“They have to be outgoing as, if this week is something to go by, they are going to be approached for footage by lots of people. Energetic, energetic, enjoyable, and, most significantly, a wonderful flapper, can be prime of the necessities record throughout interviews,” the zoo added. 

Blackpool Zoo, positioned lower than three miles from the coast of the Irish Sea, created the seagull deterrent place after it confronted continuous issues with seagulls stealing meals from guests and sure fish-loving animals, corresponding to penguins, pelicans, and sea lions.

The zoo tried eagle-shaped kites and “massive statues of varied birds of prey” to scare gulls away however to no avail. 

One season, Blackpool even used the zoo’s skilled birds of prey to scare away the seagulls, throughout which they “patrolled the skies across the zoo making an attempt to discourage them.”

Now, they’re hoping the seagull deterrent workforce can do the job.

“The costume is one thing the seagulls will not have seen earlier than, and as clever birds, they are going to naturally not prefer it,” the zoo mentioned. “The costume additionally makes a sound when the particular person is transferring, which is one thing else the seagulls don’t love.”

Functions are nonetheless open, nevertheless it feels like there’s loads of competitors for the job. Chook fanatics are inspired to use.