What should the zoo beast do to "run away"

Yesterday morning, an emergency occurred in Danjiang Peacock Valley, Shangji Town, Xichuan County, Nanyang City, Henan Province, when a keeper was bitten while feeding a tiger and two tigers ran out of the cage. The injured breeder Jia Moumou was sent to the hospital for the first time and died after being rescued.
After the incident, the two tigers that came out of the cage were controlled in Peacock Valley. After many times of trapping, they failed. In order to ensure the safety of the people, according to the situation at the scene and after reporting to the higher authorities for approval, the two tigers were killed at 14: 20 and 15: 12.
According to preliminary investigation, the two tigers are owned by a circus in Suzhou City, Anhui Province. They are rented by Peacock Valley and have business licenses and domestication and breeding licenses. At present, the aftermath and accident investigation are being carried out in accordance with relevant laws and procedures.
Animals in the zoo fled.
How did it become a series?
Coincidentally, at 8 o’clock in the morning on the 23rd, a tragedy happened in Zhanggongshan Zoo (pictured above) in Yuhui District, Bengbu City, Anhui Province. Master Yang, a keeper, was attacked by a raised tiger in his daily work, and was rushed to the hospital and declared dead.
The emergency department of the First People’s Hospital of Bengbu City, which participated in the rescue, revealed that the injured person had obvious bites or scratches on his neck, head and back, and had no obvious vital signs after examination.
According to a family member of Master Yang, Master Yang is 55 years old and has been a tiger keeper in Zhanggongshan Zoo for nearly 20 years.
According to CCTV news reports, according to the introduction of the local authorities, it is initially believed that the breeder entered the tiger cage for cleaning without ensuring that the door of the tiger isolation room was locked.
Since someone raised animals, there has always been the problem of animals escaping, which is difficult to completely avoid. According to Song Dazhao, head of the China Cat Protection Alliance, from 2016 to now, there have been at least 17 or 8 incidents of animal escape in domestic zoos in public reports.
Not long ago, the leopard escaped in hangzhou safari park, Zhejiang Province, because someone went into the leopard house to clean, and forgot to close the door when going out, so the leopard ran out.
Apart from the escape of animals, in recent years, many accidents in domestic wildlife parks have aroused strong public concern.
Similar to double-checking every equipment and link before the plane takes off, the zoo has a set of norms and procedures for animal management. The staff will confirm the status and quantity of animals when they go to work every day, including door locks, windows, fences and so on.
In Song Dazhao’s view, the mistake of animals fleeing is not fatal. The key is to strengthen management, prevent problems before they happen, deal with them according to the emergency plan, report and warn them, so that the public should not panic and professionals can do professional things.
What should I do if the beast in the zoo "runs away"?
As of yesterday, the escape farce of Hangzhou leopard is not over yet. People who are used to the reinforced concrete jungle at ordinary times suddenly find mysterious beasts from distant nature around them, and fear and curiosity ferment rapidly.
Since the birth of modern zoos, crazy zoo escape has become a fixed program of society. Animals who are bored in a fixed environment show their talents in pursuit of freedom.
In the history of many zoos around the world, there are a lot of ironic escape events, and the reasons for escape are also varied.
Animals on their way to freedom
In 1935, the keepers of Long Island Zoo in new york forgot to recycle the wooden boards on the moat of Monkey Mountain when they were cleaning, so a rhesus monkey named Capone led more than 150 monkeys to flee collectively and fled into the local community.
Because the number is too large, and many monkeys have cleverly developed into adult monkey families with residents, the zoo has to ask local residents for help and offer free season tickets or a small amount of bonuses on condition that they can send the missing monkeys home. However, as of now, it is still unclear whether all these monkeys have been returned.
In 2005, a flamingo flew away from a zoo in Kansas, USA, while the keeper didn’t guard the cage door properly. The zoo searched everywhere in vain, until eight years later, bird observer Neil Hayward found the flamingo in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, 650 miles away.
This flamingo not only migrated to its own habitat, but also met a friend who escaped from the Mexican nature reserve. The zoo that heard the news silently sent its blessing.
Different from the above cases, some animals found that the other side of the wall was not as comfortable as expected after they escaped.
In 1997, heavy rain damaged the lion enclosure in Kissimmee Zoo, Florida. While the workers were repairing the cage, a two-and-a-half-year-old lioness named Nora took the opportunity to escape and stayed on the run for nearly two days. However, this big cat, which grew up in captivity, found that she couldn’t adapt to the external environment at all after breaking into nature. She tried to escape back more than once and was finally caught.
Indeed, after all, life in the wild is very hard.
Even, some animals got into the zoo from the wild. In 2015, this happened in Nandakanan Zoo in India. While the keeper was not looking, a wild tiger swaggered into the cage through the open cage door and ate and drank in it. After a few weeks of satiated food and harem, the tiger climbed over a two-story safety wall and fled back to the wild, hiding his fame and fortune, and is still at large.
Zoo escape response manual
Accustomed to being raised, zoo animals usually don’t have the ability to survive and prey in the wild. And unlike monkeys, flamingos and other species that are not too aggressive, the escape of large animals such as lions, tigers, elephants and gorillas often poses great security risks to visitors and surrounding residents in the park.
So once an animal escapes, how should the zoo respond?
To solve this problem, we found a copy of the Emergency Disposal Process for Escaped Animals issued by the North Carolina Zoo in the United States, which can be regarded as the professional operation of modern zoos, and let us know what the correct and professional operation should be like.
When an animal escapes, the first and most important thing is to report it in time. The document stipulates that all animal escape events, regardless of the danger of the animal, must be reported.
Employees who find animals escaping should report the following information as clearly as possible:
1. Species of escaped animals
2. The number of escaped animals was observed.
3. The exact position and moving direction of the animal.
4, the animal’s condition and behavior (injury, panic, running, etc.)
5. Persons injured by escaped animals
6, animal description (gender, adult, minor, specific identity information, etc.)
Then keep visual contact with the animals until the aid workers arrive.
The emergency shelter and disposal of animals after fleeing should also be regularly trained as part of the emergency procedures of the zoo to ensure that all employees in the park can respond safely in times of crisis. Many zoos at home and abroad will have regular exercises. After the animals are successfully captured and confirmed to be safe, the leader of the action group will report the details to the emergency commander, and put forward whether to suggest restoring the normal order of the park, and the general commander will order whether to end the emergency state.
A guide to the life of escaped animals in Lu Yu
Usually, most zoo animals can only face people across the fence and interact within a safe range. But if an ordinary person meets an escaped animal without isolation, what can he do to ensure his own safety?
First of all, if it is a gentle and non-aggressive animal such as birds and monkeys, please call the police or the relevant local authorities to report the relevant location and animal status without disturbing the animals.
However, if it is a large carnivorous animal, such as a leopard, please ensure your personal safety first, and do not provoke, approach, attack or make big moves to disturb the animals.
The probability that the underage leopard will take the initiative to attack humans is extremely low. You can keep your eyes on it and leave slowly. Usually, it is not recommended to run with your back to them, which may arouse their pursuit instinct and catch up with you from behind.
If the leopard slowly approaches you, at this time, zoologists will advise you to act like a predator rather than a prey.
You need to show more "momentum" and "aggression" to make yourself look offensive. Stretch your limbs and hold them as high as possible to make your body look bigger, and then "greet each other" with enthusiasm.
In addition, seize the opportunity to leave the scene calmly and slowly at any time, and don’t entangle with each other for too long.
Despite being kept in captivity, the animals in the zoo always have natural wildness. In short, if you accidentally meet animals fleeing from the zoo, try not to hurt these animals and try to avoid being hurt by them.
We appreciate the creatures of nature, but at the same time we should be in awe.
Comprehensive reports from China News Service, Southern Weekend and paper clips
Source: Wuhan Evening News