The internet is the gift that keeps on giving, and today it just doesn't get any better than a viral video of a lion "escape drill" at a Japanese zoo, performed with someone dressed in a full-on animal costume.
On Saturday, Tobe Zoo in Ehime conducted a very serious and elaborate escaped lion drill, which included everything from an air gun, net and man in a furry-costume running around.
The video shared by local news agency Mainichi News Group shows zoo staffers all participating in the amusing drill which is apparently done every year in the event of an earthquake or other incidents that could lead to the lions escaping.
Tobe Zoo in Aichi conducted a lion escape drill today.
Note the expression on the actual lions faces.