There was some serious monkey business going on during an emergency drill at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo this week.
According to sources, it took more than 150 staff members including local police and firefighters to evacuate the park when they set a giant, adorable fake gorilla out onto the grounds of the zoo. A staff member was literally put into a monkey suit to act out a scene in which the emergency took place.
The reason? A drill in the case of an emergency such as an earthquake.
The drill is executed every two years after a Japanese macaque escaped and hid inside a neighbouring restaurant beside the park in 2010.
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As a precaution, the zoo recreates this drill using a different fake animal every two years. In the past, staff members have used a fake tiger and a rhinoceros. This year the gorilla was featured.
The video shows the fake gorilla wandering within the confinements of the park before being captured by the zoo staff, sedated, andRead More »from Zoo evacuated after woman in bad gorilla suit escapes