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Pictures: Japan's unusual emergency drill at Tama Zoo
1 February 2013
Last updated at 14:56
Tama Zoo in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, has an unusual way of testing its emergency procedures - by dressing up a member of staff as an escaped animal.
A zebra is on the loose at Tokyo's Tama Zoo, and 60 staff are primed and ready to try and catch him.
They corner him in one part of the zoo....
...and move in with nets to bring him down. They then tranquilise him and return him safely to his pen.
This an annual drill carried out by the zoo to prepare staff for a worst-case scenario - wild animals on the loose around the zoo following a major earthquake.
But rather than practise their emergency drills with real animals, the zoo dresses up one of its newest employees to play the role of the animal.
Previous "animals" have included a Siberian tiger and an Orangutan. Zoo director Naoki Tabata admits a man in a zebra suit is a lot slower than the real thing, but says the main aim of the event is to increase staff awareness.
Yosuke Tanaka got the part this year. His advice for future role-players? "I'd have to warn them that the inside does indeed become a bit stinky with sweat and so they should think think about how to deal with that," the 31-year-old said.