To prepare for the worst, the Tobe Zoo in Japan put a staff member in a lion suit.
In the event of an earthquake or some other incident that leads to lions escaping their enclosure, the zoo is prepared to handle the situation, according to a translated article from the local news agency Mainichi News Group. Using nets and an air gun (it’d be a tranquilizer gun in a real escape), the zoo held a mock lion escape Saturday with a person in a lion costume running around trying to get out. It caused quite the scene.
Meanwhile, the real lions at the zoo were mildly concerned — if at all — with the silly humans re-enacting their potential great escape. Read more…
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