Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Escape from Central Park Zoo

In the photo above, a zoo in Tokyo practices for an escaped animal emergency by dressing one of its workers in an orangutan suit and shooting him with a tranquilizer dart.

Very, very odd. (See a real orangutan escape here.)

On the subject of zoo escapes, here's a short article about one of the most famous hoaxes in New York history. In 1874, the New York Herald reported that lions, rhinoceroses, and other dangerous beasts had escaped from the Central Park Zoo and were on the loose in Manhattan. Citizens fled for their lives or took up arms to protect their homes. Of course, few people bothered to finish the article, which stated quite clearly at the bottom that the entire story had been a fabrication.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness gracious me! Poor dude! It must 100 degrees in that costume!

7:18 PM  
Blogger theatre said...

wonder how much that guy's getting paid...

9:37 AM  
Blogger theatre said...

are any of my comments getting through?

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Hey Theatre,

There may be a brief delay from time to time. But your comments will always get thru.


12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ananka... this is kinda akward... im getting a google account soon and im wondering... will u give me a answer post to my coments once in a while? it is going to be Kikistrikerockz

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Sure, sounds cool. Is it going to be blog?

6:36 PM  

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