Footage of 'lion' escaping from Japanese zoo goes viral


Footage captured at a Japan’s Tobe Zoo shows a human dressed up in a lion costume during a drill for an escaped animal. In the background, the real lions watch the charade with a non-plussed expression. The elaborate drills are common in Japan with a polar bear, a leopard and even a rhino-escape have all been staged. The earthquake-prone country performs the drills, which end with the animal being tranquillised, in case a natural disaster leaves animal enclosures and a real lion on the run.
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