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Zoo in China Substitutes Dog for Lion

Chinese zoo angers visitors by passing off Tibetan mastiff dog as lion

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Hong Kong (CNN) — A zoo in China has angered visitors by trying to pass off a hairy dog as a lion, Chinese state media reported.

A visitor, surnamed Liu, told the state-run Beijing Youth Daily she discovered the fraud when visiting a zoo in a park in Louhe, a city in the central province of Henan, with her son.

As they approached the cage marked “African lion,” they were shocked to hear the beast inside emit a bark.

It was a Tibetan mastiff — a large, hairy breed of dog.

“The zoo is absolutely trying to cheat us,” Liu said. “They are trying to disguise dogs as lions.”

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