The escaped polar bear drill is even better than the one with the lion
If you haven’t seen the clip of the “escaped lion” drill at a zoo in Tobe Zoo, you’re in for a treat.
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As much as we love the spectacle of those lions definitely thinking “WTF”, we have to say that it’s been superseded in our affections by Tokyo Zoo’s “escaped polar bear” drill.
Author, James Felton, was impressed by the fake bear’s method acting.
Lord give me the commitment of a guy they forced into a polar bear costume going full method during an escape drill at a zoo pic.twitter.com/wPSBZ6hwpb
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 27, 2019
Other tweeters enjoyed the escapee’s antics, too.
This made me happy. I don't know why but I'm not going to question it. https://t.co/gtPOLmRO8h
— Cinna (@Cinnasweetest) June 27, 2019
the dangerous escaped zoo animal practise drill is fast becoming my favourite genre of short film https://t.co/W024IgK3kn
— F Onthemoon (@firstdogonmoon) June 27, 2019
It seems dressing up as a bear and evading capture might have become 2019’s dream job.
I have decided my dream job is 'Zoo Escape Mascot' https://t.co/3bWUzrO4QW
— Chris Nelson (@ChrisNelsonMMM) June 27, 2019
Where do I apply for this job? https://t.co/6nLYCNGcWZ
— Alison Bunce (@BattyBunce) June 27, 2019
Now this is a job I want! Trainee escaped polar bear … not perhaps on a hot day but that's me being picky again! https://t.co/wbPkjwdA1p
— David Hearn (@DavidpHearn) June 27, 2019
Amidst all the furry carnage, writer John Plunkett made this undeniable point.
Surely in real life they'd all be pointing their phones at it
— John Plunkett (@johnplunkett149) June 27, 2019
Imagine the footage – or maybe not.