Friday, 1 March 2013

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Molly The Wally Goes To Japan!

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.





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41 comments:

  1. Oh you must hope the other Zoo workers don't hate you, if you are sorted to be the zebra! It looks so serious and professional! Poor zebra! You had almost done it, but you had no chance! ;-)
    Nice regards
    Arno

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  2. I don't know how you do it Miz Molly, but you always have the ZANIEST photos and stories to cover! You are reporter extraordinaire! HEY! You never showed us what you wore on the red carpet for the Oscars! Did you wear your RUFF Lauren?

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  3. I wonder what happens if more than one animal escapes at a time!!!

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  4. HellOOoooooooo !!!!
    From...Japan (^^;

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  5. The Japanese really are a little different aren't they? How on earth do you find these things Molly? Happy Friday!

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  6. Nothing like a good Japanese zoo escape to usher in the weekend!

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  7. Oh, Molly--how do you find these tidbits? We're kind of loving that zebra costume. I think Wrigs would find it quite entertaining if his humans dressed like that.

    Susan and Wrigs

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  8. This is the reason our Lady loved Japan so much. They are wacky over there!

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  9. Molly
    I do love the Japanes, but that zebwa cwacks me up, hehehe
    Smoochie kisses
    Asta

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  10. It seems a bit silly buy you know it is actually a good thing to practice cause you just never know what could happen

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  11. I bet he got some interesting looks when he ran past the lions enclosure!
    Lynne x

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  12. Wonder where I can find one of zebra costume - I look swell in black and white! What a funny way of doing things!

    Your pal, pip

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  13. Miss Molly - you look beautiful today.
    The runaway zebra is very funny. hehehe. If he ran by me…. I'd bark and chase him.
    Have a great day.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  14. I would LOVE to have that costume for Howloween!

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  15. So what happens if more than one zoo animal escapes? Of course I guess that is very remote to happen. I am sure they will all wait their turn when the walls come tumbling down.
    Blessings,
    Gosoe

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  16. If you have the pictures of the gorilla- or tiger simulation - could be interesting hahahaha....btw: where to buy a stun-gun? ...just asking...for the squirrels ;o)
    Have a wonderful friday;o)

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  17. kkkkk
    Esses japosenes...adoro as loucuras deles!!!!

    beijos Molly e tenha um fim de semana espetacular!!!

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  18. BOL.The Japaneses are so funny. Love Easy's comment. Have a wonderful Friday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  19. Hey Molly it is most certainly an excellent plan to be prepared. Many years ago in North Carolina a Hurricane came inland about 100 miles near where a small private zoo was located. They knew far enough in advance to move the animals. The zoo had to be rebuilt but they learned a lot from the storm.
    hugs Madi your BFFF

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  20. Oh my! They don't mess around! My mom's brother lives in Japan; I wonder if he has been to this zoo? Maybe that's him in the zebra outfit??

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  21. That Zebra sure has one tough job!

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  22. Pahahaha!!!!! Ha woof ha! That is hilarious!!!
    Mind you, how much does he get payed? I could do that!
    Pippa

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  23. They Chased a Horse in Striped Pajamas???

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  24. That's hilarious! But that's such a cool zebra costume!

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  25. We saw that on the News. So funny...you'd think that zebra suit would slow the escapee down.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  26. Howdy Molly, that was funny. HOpe the fella in the zebra suit got some extra pay that week! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  27. These people are just weird. And you are amazing to find all these quirky things to share with us

    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  28. Woof! Woof! Golden LAUGHS! Did not know they have such a drill. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  29. I thought they were rehearsing for a production of Lion King!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  30. Too funny! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  31. Always good to be prepared.

    Zebras can be vicious creatures. I once got into a fight with a zebra, needless to say I lost.


    Yours,

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  32. HI Molly, you said it all .it's Japan, hate to think how they would capture a giant squid......me thinks there's a movie in there some where!

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  33. Wonder if that zebra scared anybody?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

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  34. OMG...that is hilarious! I bet the zebra is glad they used a fake tazer :)

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  35. We know they had to practice for the real thing but that poor zookeeper. Wonder what would have happened if he had gotten to close to the real zebras pen? We shudder to thing about it.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  36. You do manage to find the most incredible stuff Moly

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  37. MOL - Molly, we always know where to come to get a slice of the News of the Weird! Oooh we LOVE Roo's idea! We'll hop on over & vote now!

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  38. Poor zebra! My brother Barum has scaped sometimes and mom runs after him like crazy and screaming his name...not funny! And people on the street run away from him as if he was dangerous...
    Japanese zookeepers are funny! I'd like to visit and participate of those simulations!
    Licks from Pink

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  39. We don't have to go find weird news any place other than your blog.
    This is hilarious. Really... I mean, I cannot even tell you how we LOL'd at what they are doing (even though we know it is important...)

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
    http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

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