Tokyo Zoo Trains for Zebra Escape

Posted on February 6, 2013

Zoos in Japan run safety drills to prepare themselves for possible animal escapes. The drills involve a staff member wearing animal costume. The escaped animal is surrounding using temporary fences, nets and vehicles and then shot with a tranquilizer gun. This year staff at Tama Zoological Park trained for an escaped zebra. The zebra rammed one zoo staffer before being tranquilized. Take a look:



Last year a giant paper mache rhinoceros was tranquilized during a safety drill at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. In 2010, a "tiger" escaped from the zoo. Take a look:





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