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Viral Video Of A Zoo Employee Practicing An Escape Drill In A Lion Costume Is *Chef’s Kiss*

A zoo in Japan recently staged a safety drill so that its employees would know what to do in the even of a lion escaping. This involved strategies to recapture and contain the rogue animal with nets and other tools.

The only problem? You can’t stage a mock lion escape with a real lion.

So they got creative and used a human dressed in a lion outfit with big goofy cartoon eyes. The result hit the nexus of real and weird too perfectly for the internet to ignore.

I mean the whole scene just looks like a furry with backup dancers.

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As for the real lions, they were distinctly unimpressed by the display.

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The humans of the internet, however, were delighted.

Watch a video of the drill in all its glory here:

h/t: Bored Panda