Caged 'cavemen' go on display at zoo

20:12, Nov 27 2009
Caged 'cavemen' go on display at Warsaw zoo
MODERN STONEAGE FAMILY: Two volunteers in a former monkey cage and dressed as cavemen, try to amuse a baby in a pram, at the zoo in Warsaw, Poland.

Visitors to Warsaw's zoo are being greeted by two "Homo sapiens" peering out from a cage – humans in animal skins trying to spark interest in man's caveman ancestors.

Organiser Maria Mastalerz says the weeklong "performance" aims to attract interest in a play, "Caveman," showing in the Polish capital. But she says it also carries a message that humans today are not all that different from their prehistoric ancestors.

Dressed in furs and animal skins, the young woman and man smoked a fish over a fire Friday, poking it with a stick, or stared from behind bars at startled zoo visitors.

The display runs through Sunday.