Making Cal Poly's Jungle Cuts Rose Parade Float

Some monkey heads from the wacky monkey barber shop of Cal Poly Universities 2010 Tournament of Roses float, Jungle Cuts.
Some monkey heads from the wacky monkey barber shop of Cal Poly Universities 2010 Tournament of Roses float, Jungle Cuts. Mary Claire Roman

Students at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo hold a competition each year for the design of their float in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Mechanical Engineering major Jonathan Jianu says the theme of this year’s winning design is is “Jungle Cuts”.

Jonathan Jianu: It’s actually a monkey barber shop. So we have a whole bunch of different animal hairstyles going on from mullets to beehives to mohawks. We’ve got a lot of animation. The hippo moves, the zebra moves. Monkey arms are moving, we’ve got a working waterfall which is a lot harder than you think it would be. A lion tail swaying back and forth.

This is the Sixty-Second consecutive year the Cal Poly campuses have created a float for the Rose Parade.

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