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Fact or Fiction: Zoo asking for unwanted perfume?

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 16:52:42-05

(KGTV) - Is a zoo really asking for people's unwanted perfume to give to their jungle cats?


The Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England put out a video showing cheetahs, jaguars, tigers, and ocelots rubbing against logs and trees sprayed with perfume.

The zoo says the cats tend to prefer expensive designer labels, especially Calvin Klein.

A perfumer says they're reacting to an ingredient in perfume called Civetone. It mimics the scent of the civet which is a small cat-like mammal that marks its territory with pheromones from its anal glands.