Wednesday 28 June 2017

Zookeeper stands in for escaped zebra during emergency drill in Japan

Zookeepers in Tokyo staged a zebra escape
Zookeepers in Tokyo staged a zebra escape

A zookeeper donned a zebra costume to stand in for an escaped animal during an emergency drill at a Tokyo zoo.

The escaped "zebra" tore down netted fences and pushed over a zookeeper before it was enclosed by nets and sedated.

A total of 150 staff members, police and the fire department participated in the drill at the Ueno Zoological Gardens.

The Ueno zoo has seen escaped animals in the past - including a panther, elephants and more recently monkeys.

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