Chinese zoo disguises dog as lion

China Daily Mail

A Chinese zoo is under fire today for trying to disguise a dog as a lion. Zoo officials said in their defense that the Tibetan mastiff, which has a lion-like mane, was only a temporary replacement for the King of the Beasts.

A Chinese zoo has been accused of lying about a lion and trying to pass off a dog as the king of beasts, state media reported Friday.

Visitors to the facility in the city of Louhe discovered the deception when they approached the cage marked “African lion” and the beast started barking instead of roaring, the Beijing Youth Daily reported.

The creature was actually a Tibetan mastiff — a large, hairy breed of dog with a lion-like mane.

“The zoo is absolutely trying to cheat us,” one customer told the paper. “They are trying to disguise dogs as lions.”

“The sign clearly said African…

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