Leafcutter Ants Carry Signs to Protect Rainforest in WWF Campaign

Posted on July 16, 2013

Leafcutter ants unwittingly took part in a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) campaign to protect the rainforests. The campaign involved etching words into leaves with lasers. These leaves were then placed where leafcutter ants from the Cologne Zoo would find them. The leaf signs carried by the ants said things like, "Save Trees," "Ban the Saw!" and "Fight." Take a look:

The campaign reminds us of when the ZSL London Zoo had leaf cutter ants carry candy hearts on Valentine's Day 2012.

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