The world is a bleak place, filled with bad news and annoying people who are the worst. So when a wholesome, amusing video crosses our internet paths here at P.TV, we must – must – write about it to brighten up your feeds. Like this video of a Japanese zoo running an escaped lion drill… featuring a man in an animal suit.
Tobe Zoo in Aichi conducted the lion drill, which was filmed by Mainichi News Group. The video quickly went viral online because it is quite literally the most unhinged thing you’ll ever see.
Tobe Zoo in Aichi conducted a lion escape drill today.
Note the expression on the actual lions faces.
— Spoon & Tamago (@Johnny_suputama) June 22, 2019
As this Twitter post says, the best part has to be when the camera pans to the actual lions, who are watching on in disdain, I like to think.
To be fair, the zoo conducts these drills often to train staff in the event an earthquake occurs, and animals manage to escape. I’m pretty damn happy they are prepping for rogue lions wandering the streets – I just really enjoy that they’ve committed to the lion drill process c/o an animal suit.