Escaped Rhino Drill in Japan

The Tokyo Zoo is prepared for anything. In this case, they foil the escape attempts of two employees in a giant paper maiche rhino outfit.

(fyi – this video is in fact still available, just blow in it a few times if it gives you trouble)

Via Arbroath via BoingBoing. From the YouTube comments and also pointed out by BoingBoing – Any simple task in Japan requires the effort of tens of aging men dressed in fluorescent jackets and hard hats.

Thanks Bill K.


  1. #1 NJ
    October 31, 2008

    And Escaped Rhino Drill is such a good band name…

  2. #2 neural
    October 31, 2008

    are you sure this isn’t some great new hip tv series over there?

  3. #3 llewelly
    October 31, 2008

    I know working massive amounts of overtime is a strong Japanese tradition, but if employees feel they have to dress up as a rhino to escape from work, something is wrong.

  4. #4 eddie
    November 2, 2008

    Thanks for the arbroath link. I loved their halloween costume.

    Also check out the giant bird eating spider further down the page.

  5. #5 Myles
    November 2, 2008

    The title reminded me of that horrible early Tintin book, where he goes to the Congo and literally drills a hole in a rhino’s back so he can put a stick of dynamite in the animal.

    Anyway, glad to see that this post had nothing to do with that.

  6. #6 Jenbug
    November 2, 2008

    Ohhhhhhh, I get it.

    I read this earlier on BoingBoing and thought they’d randomly inserted the word ‘drill,’ and that it was just some weird Japanese reality show whose intent was beyond my grasp. Now I get it. They’re practicing for when/if one escapes.

    Yes, perhaps I should start drinking coffee in the morning after all.

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