The ropes were there for a reason. That reason was to keep children from knocking over this Zootopia statue.
The statue, ShanghaiIst states, went up at a shopping mall in Ningbo, China, and just an hour after it was shown on the first exhibition day, a child apparently climbed under the ropes and knocked the piece over.
Zhao was as understanding as one could be, saying the child could have no idea how much time, effort and money went into the statue. He added that the shopping mall employees were partially to blame. The child’s parents apologised, and Zhao said he didn’t want any compensation for what happened.