Tokyo Zoo stages emergency drill with fake gorilla
The zoo had a zookeeper dress up as a gorilla and then, well, he was 'captured.'
One WVTM anchor pointed out she wasn't so sure this simulation would actually be close to the real thing, but A+ for effort, right?
'More than 150 employees as well as police and fire crews participated. They were able to capture this gorilla with nets, and then, you know, kind of pretend sedate it. Oh, it's sucking it's thumb, too,' WVTM reported.
The whole drill was meant to prepare zookeepers in case a gorilla escapes after an earthquake. It's actually a plausible scenario, as earthquakes have been known to shake Tokyo.
The zoo has had similar drills in the past, like this one where they practiced capturing an escaped lion. It looks just as adorable and unrealistic as the escaped gorilla.
As for Mr. Fake Gorilla, well, after he was fake tranquilized, he was hauled off in a truck.
'Let's hope the real gorillas know what's in store for them if they ever do break out of their enclosure,' BBC reported.
That's probably the least threatening gorilla escape we've ever seen. Safety first, right?