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Watch This Bizarre Zookeepers Drill As They Chase Down Man In Chimpanzee Suit

Workers at a Tokyo zoo chased down a man in a chimpanzee costume as part of a drill simulating the events of an escape at the facility.
Watch This Bizarre Zookeepers Drill As They Chase Down Man In Chimpanzee Suit

Footage from the Tuesday drill at the Tama Zoological Park shows some of the 100 participants, including zookeepers, police, and firefighters, tracking and chasing a man dressed in a full-body chimpanzee costume, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UPI.

The “chimp” used a tree branch to keep his would-be captors at bay while drill participants chased after him with nets.

The drill ended with a simulated shot from a tranquilizer gun putting the primate to sleep.

 

The zoo’s escape drills have become a yearly event, with previous simulations involving humans dressed as a zebra and a leopard.

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