Did that damned tiger escape AGAIN?
Blog Guy, I know you’ve been to other countries, and I have a question. Do their sports teams have mascots like ours do?
There are some, but I believe they are hunted down and shot, as you can see in the photo here. As a result, it is not a very popular career path.
Well, yes, technically you’re correct, but I thought that just sounded way too lame even to repeat here.
I mean, why don’t they just practice the “drill” of keeping their cages locked, so that “tigers escaping the zoo” isn’t such a big threat? I have to think that watching this drama unfold undermines the confidence of zoo visitors a bit.
Of course, then a more logical explanation occurred to me. They just put on this little drama as a warning for the REAL tiger watching the whole thing. I bet now he’ll stop working on that escape tunnel of his….
A policeman pretends to administer an anesthetic shot to “Tigger” during a drill of tigers escaping at Chengdu Zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province June 2, 2011. A zoo staff member dressed as the character Tigger performs in a mock drill of tigers escaping in the zoo in order to enhance emergency responses and enforce security measures, local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily