View Full Version : Mommy, why is that lion barking?

15th August 2013, 18:34
Things are so serious around here lately, I thought some might appreciate this:


A zoo in China is reportedly in trouble after it was discovered that its 'African lion' was actually a dog

15th August 2013, 19:16
Thanks Marielle, this is real funny

May have something to do with the culture of not losing face: you are presume to have a lion and a leopard, you have a lion and leopard, not losing face. If not, you find something imaginative to do as if....

A zoo in China is reportedly in trouble after it was discovered that its 'African lion' was actually a dog.

It has since been discovered that the zoo, located in the People's Park of Luohe within the central province of Henan, has used a number of common species as replacements for exotic animals.

Tibetan Mastiff

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Tibetan Mastiff

African Lion

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African Lion

The 'African lion' was actually a Tibetan Mastiff, which is a large and long-haired breed of dog.

A visitor, identified only by her surname Liu, reported the zoo after her son noted that the lion was barking.

"The zoo is absolutely cheating us," Liu told Beijing Youth Daily. "They are trying to disguise the dogs as lions."

It has also emerged that the zoo had been using a white fox as a leopard and another dog as a wolf.

15th August 2013, 19:26
Lol, such are the ways of the world of appearances.


15th August 2013, 19:33
well ...they say every dog has it's day


16th August 2013, 04:18
They were trying to pass off a white fox as a leopard........ Haha what. Who in the hell thought that was going to work lol.. Much failure at this zoo

16th August 2013, 05:10
Is this little girl showing Santa her "owie"?