Why this British zoo is offering free admission to redheads

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There's a zoo in Leicestershire, England that's offering free admission to redheaded visitors on Friday, August 19th.

Why can't blondes, brunettes and those in between save nearly 20 pounds on the Twycross Zoo's ticket?

Because it's World Orangutan Day. The primates are known for their distinctive red locks.

Four orangutans call the British zoo their home, which strives to conserve and protect the species. The zoo said their work is 'vital that we work with other organizations to ensure the conservation of these beautiful animals'.

The zoo released a statement saying:

"On Friday 19th August we will be letting anyone with red hair in for free – male, female, adult, child, strawberry blonde, auburn, fiery red, natural or dyed – it doesn't matter. As long as you have red hair you can enjoy a free day out at Twycross Zoo! Our staff in the ticket booths will be issued with our special Twycross Zoo red headed colour scale too just to make sure! "Please note – we will be letting in people who have naturally red hair, or dyed hair for free. If you come wearing a wig you will have to pay the entrance fee."

Some social media users found the deal hilarious.

But some people did not find the zoo's promotion nearly as light hearted.

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