For orangutan awareness, red heads enter zoo for free

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It’s either a politically incorrect misstep or a deviously successful public relations ploy.

The twitter sphere is abuzz with the news that this weekend Dublin Zoo is offering free entry to “any type of red-haired child under 16 years of age”.

The free entry is in honour of Orangutan Awareness Week and is part of a range of activities intended to educate people about the threats to the survival of the great apes.

To keep things fair, non-red haired children who dress up as orangutans will also be allowed free entry.

Reactions on the internet’s favourite 140 character echo chamber, Twitter, ranged from incredulity to light-hearted praise.

Full story: Zoo offers red heads and orangutans free entry