Tokyo Zoo Simulates Animal Escapes ... With Costumed Humans

For the Ueno Zoo, this is an annual occurrence.
Posted at 2:15 PM, Feb 08, 2016

Every year, the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo holds a drill in case the animals escape.

Only instead of practicing with the real thing, workers wear costumes. 

This year's practice run involved a zebra startled by an earthquake

As part of the drill, guests were evacuated, injuries were treated and the zebra was "subdued" with a stun gun. 

One thing the worker probably couldn't do like a zebra –– run at 40 miles per hour. (Video via National Geographic)

In the past, the zoo has practiced captures for fake rhinos, gorillas, lions and more. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.