Dogs will pose as just about anything in China

lion dog

Today a story is making the rounds about a dog who is posing as a lion at a China zoo. It’s sort of a funny story, except that it makes me wonder whether people who are shifty and dishonest are being nice to the zoo animals…I hope so.

Folks online are saying they feel cheated but the zoo says it wasn’t faking anything.

“The chief of the park’s animal department, Liu Suya, told the [Beijing Youth Daily] 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.” This is according to the AP, though I Google translated the Beijing Youth article and can’t figure out where they got “safety concerns.”

The zoo also has another dog posing as a wolf and something that looks like a dog or a fox in a pen marked as a leopard.

What do you mean dog? Nobody here but us leopards. Saunters away whistling…

leopard dog

wolf dog

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