(TOKYO) — If a rhino ever escapes its enclosure at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, staffers will be ready.
Such was the purpose of an emergency drill Wednesday in which two employees dressed up in a rhino prop and pretended to run rampant through the facility. As visitors watched — and BBC cameras rolled — the life-sized faux rhino was eventually overtaken by nets and fake tranquilizer darts.
Zoo officials say after the earthquake that rocked Fukishima, they weren’t taking any chances with animals getting loose in the chaos of a natural disaster.
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