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ajsmom
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Shutup  Posted: 4:27 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

The People’s Park of Luohe in the Chinese province Henan has an amazing “African lion” on exhibit for spectators. But the most amazing fact about this proud creature is that it’s actually a dog, not a lion.
As Agence France-Presse reports, the hoax was exposed when the dog, a Tibetan mastiff, started barking.

According to the state-run publication Beijing Youth Daily, a mother and son heard the unexpected sound coming from the alleged lion during a recent visit to the zoo.

The paper says the zoo has been replacing exotic species with substitutes, including placing two rodents in a snake’s cage, a white fox in a leopard’s den and a common dog in a wolf’s pen.

“The zoo is absolutely cheating us,” the visitor, Sharon Liu, told the paper. “They are trying to disguise the dogs as lions.”

Liu and other zoo visitors reportedly paid 15 yuan ($2.45) for the chance to see the dog and other substitute animals up close.

And this is far from the only case of animal impersonation in China. There have also been recent reports of Chinese zoo officials painting dogs black and white to make them look like pandas.

Liu Suya, chief of the zoo’s animal department, told the paper that the actual lion has been temporarily sent to a breeding facility.

"The wolf is somewhere else in the pen and the dog is a pet,” another zoo official told the Oriental Daily. “The African lions will be back. They went to another zoo to breed."

The zoo’s head also told the paper that the signs outside the African lion cage would be changed until the actual lion returns.

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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

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Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

The only problem with us taking that dog...Kyle would no longer be the Hairiest Dog in our town


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 4:46 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

I've met a Tibetan Mastiff. When I was sitting it was taller than me ..and it was on all fours.
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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 5:09 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Honestly I'd probably be more excited to see that dog than a lion anyway, but maybe they are more common in China. At least they didn't shave it

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caregiver9000
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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

I think them zoo officials are a lyin'...

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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, August 15th (Thursday)


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 7:36 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

Aw Meta I wanted to pat you consolingly on the shoulder and say there there....maybe buy you some cheesies.


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, August 15th (Thursday)

I don't know, if we're going by size-of-dog/amount-of-hair ratio, I think Kyle's still got this guy...


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 6:57 AM, August 16th (Friday)

It's a cute dog, but with my allergies if I came within 3 ft of him I would die.


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 6:58 AM, August 16th (Friday)

Double post, sorry. I guess I really wanted to get my point across

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