Tokyo Zoo Runs Escaped Gorilla Drill With Woman in Gorilla Costume

Posted on February 7, 2014

The Tokyo Zoo ran an escaped safety drill. A woman dressed up in a gorilla costume to serve as the escaped animal. The "gorilla" was hit with a tranquilizer dart and then captured in a net by zoo staff. The woman playing the gorilla says she tried to act scared like a real gorilla might be if it were on the run. The Telegraph says the drill simulated a scenario where gorillas have escaped following an earthquake. The zoo has become known for these animal escape safety drills in which a staff members dresses up in funny looking animal costume. Past escaped animal drills have included a zebra, rhino and tiger. The drills look amusing, but when a real animal escapes the Tokyo Zoo will be ready. Take a look: