A drill preparing workers at a zoo in Ehima, Japan for an escaped lion has become the laughingstock of the internet over the weekend.
Like other parks in the country, Tobe Zoo, located in the Iyo District, had someone dress in a full animal costume to play the part — and real lions were not so thrilled.
A Malaysian aquarium has added a new twist to the traditional lion dance by performing underwater as fish, turtles, and sharks swim around them.
A lion inside the Taiyuan Zoo in Shanxi Province, China, caught the attention of visiting tourists due to its severed tail.
Concerned visitors, who noticed the lion’s condition during the Lunar New Year holidays, demanded an explanation from the zoo’s management.
According to a representative of the zoo, the poor lion was forced to bite its own tail off after it got stuck in an artificial watering hole that turned to ice due to the freezing temperatures.
[Update 8-1-2015 1:17 p.m. PST] It appears that CNN, who was first to report on the incident, may have jumped the gun. According to Reuters, Jericho is alive and well.
Jericho, the brother of Ceil the Lion, was illegally killed on Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimabwe, according to a report by CNN.