A Chimp-Man Goes Crazy At Zoo, Gets Shot With Tranquilizer Dart

A Chimp-Man Goes Crazy At Zoo, Gets Shot With Tranquilizer Dart

Chaotic scenes emerged from Tokyo Zoo earlier this week when a guy in a chimp suit ran amok and was eventually taken down by a tranquiliser gun. Luckily for all of us, some fucker filmed it.

According to the website Japankyo (which advertises itself as “Your source for strange and interesting news from Japan” – you should defo get amongst it), this insane incident took place at the Tama Zoological Park in the city of Hino in Tokyo and was actually part of a training exercise to simulate a situation in which a chimpanzee had escaped from a zoo due to an earthquake.


In total, over 100 people took part in this utterly chaotic training exercise, including police and firefighters. Although it looks pretty damn funny, everybody involved in the drill took their roles incredibly serious, with Daniel Day-Lewis levels of method acting on display.

The guy dressed as a chimp even went so far as to itch himself like he had fleas and carry a goddamn branch around wherever he went.

Eventually, the chimp was tracked down and cornered in the western corner of the zoo where officials took him down with a tranquiliser dart. The fuckers at Cincinnati Zoo could learn a thing or two from these guys (you’re in our thoughts forever, RIP Harambe).


Apparently, the training exercise was a complete success but the zoo plans to step things up, next time. We have it on good authority that they will replace the guy in the chimp suit with a guy in a gimp suit and the entire cast of Pulp Fiction will be brought in as well. You can’t put a price on safety.

Now, if you don’t mind me, I’m gonna spend the rest of my day reading Japankyo