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Offline thaiga

China zoo disguised dog as lion
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »
BEIJING - A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking

The zoo in the People's Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species, according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily.


A Tibetan mastiff at a dog show in Baoding, Hebei province, on March 9, 2013. A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.

It quoted a customer surnamed Liu who wanted to show her son the different sounds animals made -- but he pointed out that the animal in the cage labelled "African lion" was barking.

The beast was in fact a Tibetan mastiff -- a large and long-haired breed of dog.

"The zoo is absolutely cheating us," the paper quoted Liu, who was charged 15 yuan ($2.45) for the ticket, as saying. "They are trying to disguise the dogs as lions."

Three other species housed incorrectly included two coypu rodents in a snake's cage, a white fox in a leopard's den, and another dog in a wolf pen.

The chief of the park's animal department, Liu Suya, told the paper that while it does have a lion, it had been taken to a breeding facility and the dog -- which belonged to an employee -- had been temporarily housed in the zoo over safety concerns.

Users of China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo service mocked the zoo.

"This is not funny at all. It's sad for both the zoo and the animals," said one.

"They should at least use a husky to pretend to be a wolf," said another.

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sicho

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Re: China zoo disguised dog as lion
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 09:27:27 AM »
I bet that the battery life was crap too.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: China zoo disguised dog as lion
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 03:34:48 PM »



Batteries not included or 
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: China zoo disguised dog as lion ♦ video
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 06:14:16 PM »



He's barking  :lol


Chinese zoo disguises hairy dog as lion



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Offline dawn

Re: China zoo disguised dog as lion
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 01:34:11 PM »
they've found a replacement :)

the earliest light of day
 

sicho

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Re: China zoo disguised dog as lion
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 05:41:19 PM »
A zoo in Korat Province has been caught doing something similar. The give away on this occasion was that the monkeys had motor bikes and drank cheap whisky.
 

 



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