Monday, February 4, 2013

News: Zoo Escape Drill Features Employee In Zebra Costume

From the Mirror (UK).

Zookeeper dresses as zebra for hilarious animal escape drill at Japanese zoo

Staff at a zoo in Japan have taken part in an animal escape drill – using one of their zookeepers dressed as a zebra.


Around 60 workers chased the unfortunate employee around Tama Zoological Park, in Tokyo, while he wore a panto-style zebra costume.

The hilarious simulation even saw the zookeeper tackled and zapped with a mock stun-gun by fellow workers as he tried to make a break for freedom.

Don't taze me, br---OWWWWWW!

Visitors evacuated the zoo for the drill, which also practiced for the event of a keeper being injured while trying to catch an escaped animal with a giant net.

The drill was based on the hypothetical scenario of an earthquake destroying a stone wall surrounding the animal’s enclosure.

Such instances can occur regularly in Japan, which has a long history of earthquakes and seismic activity.

Got him! Prepare the condoms and lube.

Previous simulations have included lions, gorillas and tigers – presumably involving similarly unlucky zookeepers in costumes.


  1. I bet that job duty is listed in the very fine print on the zookeeper contract! "At regular intervals at a time to be determined, you will be required to don an animal costume of our choosing and participate in earthquake drills. A signed release of liability will also be required. Good luck."

    The MSOTD is cracking me up! "finna die" HAHAHA!

  2. Hahaha! I'm adding Japanese zookeeper to the list of jobs that I don't ever want to have. :D



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