escape drills

The Tobe Zoo in Japan runs safety drills and escape drills using people dressed up as animals, and the internet can’t handle how funny it is.


Tobe, Japan – A Japanese zoo has gone viral for their hilarious escape drills. The Tobe Zoo is located in an Earthquake region. Therefore, they regularly factor in the chance of their animals escaping due to enclosure damage.

The zoo runs the drills using a human dressed up in an animal costume. The person wearing the costume has to think like an escaped animal and behave just like the animal does. The best part is even the staff get involved. If they are attacked by the animal, they play dead or injured.

They have since done a polar bear escape drill, a zebra escape drill and a lion escape drill. The internet can’t get enough of the hilarious exercises.

The drills are used to train staff on how best to handle an escape situation. They practice which steps to take should an animal escape from their enclosure.

After seeing these, we are pretty sure that this is the only attraction worth seeing at a zoo. Take a look below at the funny videos we have found of some of the drills.

Watch the polar bear one below.

Take a look at the zebra one below.

If this was a real job, would you do it? We are sending our applications in today.

Sources: Twitter / YouTube
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