Zoo animal escape drill Japanese Style!
Today we pop over to Japan again to take a look at what an animal escape drill looks like over in Tokyo. You’d expect dart guns and nets wouldn’t you? Well remember this is Japan so there is always a twist in the tail. One poor zookeeper was forced to dress as zebra in this hilarious animal escape drill. 60 workers chased the unfortunate employee around Tama Zoological Park while he tried to runaway while wearing a ridiculous panto style costume. The comical mock-up even saw the zookeeper tackled and zapped with a pretend stun-gun by fellow workers as he tried to make a break for freedom. Visitors were also asked to participate and evacuate the zoo during the drill. They even practiced for the event of a keeper being injured while trying to catch an escaped animal with a giant net. Seriously though the drill was based on the hypothetical scenario of an earthquake destroying walls surrounding the animals’ enclosures. Previous simulations have included lions, gorillas and tigers.