Japanese Zoo Animal Escape Drills Are Hilarious

In some zoos in Japan, staff members perform regular security drills to practice their response to a large animal escape by using costumed zookeepers as the fugitive animals. Individuals in furry costumes or pairs in full-size mockups of larger animals run through zoo property, sometimes inflicting mock injuries, as fellow zookeepers work to surround, subdue, and recapture them. As you can see from the pictures below, it looks hilarious!

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

Animal escape drill in a Japanese zoo.

7 thoughts on “Japanese Zoo Animal Escape Drills Are Hilarious”

  1. Guess the Japanese can’t do ANYTHING without making it so “cute” you want to barf.

  2. ok the drill is over. jimmy, get up, jimmy? danngit… not again. steve, put the hire sign up. jim, get the truck and bags

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