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Hilarious footage of 'animal' escaping from Japanese zoo goes viral

  • Published at 03:59 pm July 1st, 2019

Video footage of the test shows a man in a cartoon lion suit, running around the zoo and trying to escape

When a zoo in Japan engaged in some emergency drills, they had no idea it would also turn into a big PR event.

Tobe Zoological Park in Ehime Prefecture, Japan held a drill over the weekend to prep and train staff on how to respond in the event a lion breaks out of its enclosure. The results were unintentionally hilarious.

Video footage of the test shows a man in a cartoon lion suit, running around the zoo and trying to escape.

One highlight of the footage shows the lions, safely enclosed, staring at the shenanigans of their ersatz counterpart. Twitter users were quick to notice the nonplussed expression on the real lions’ faces.