Puy du Fou is one of the biggest theme parks in France and is a history-themed attraction. The park has a unique approach to cleanliness due to which it is drawing even more attraction.
The park has recruited rooks, which are relatives to crows and ravens, to clean up the trash in and around the park. Since rooks are known for their intellectual abilities, they are fit for the job.
Presently, six rooks have been trained by the park’s falconer, Christopher Gaborit and they pick up trash in return for food.
The rooks are trained to pick up trash and put them in a box. For each time they successfully do that, they are rewarded with a piece of food.
“The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean,” Nicolas de Villiers, the head of the park, told AFP news agency, saying that it was also a reminder to all of us “that nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment.”
Villiers said rooks are perfect for the clean-up duty as they are “particularly intelligent” and “like to communicate with humans and establish a relationship through play.”
These birds are fast and efficient in doing their job!
So when you visit the Puy du Fou park in France and admire the cleanliness of the place, you know who to thank.