Chinese zoo tried to trick visitors into thinking a dog is an African lion, is now China’s biggest troll


It’s a lion… it’s a bear… could it be a tiger? No lads, it’s a flipping dog pretending to be a African lion. We shall call him Tibetan mastiff, the dog who tricked visitors at a Chinese zoo. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a Chinese zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe had a huge dog on show pretending to be a lion. The dog managed to fool patrons (for a while) due to having a mane similar to that of a lion.

The zoo’s charade went on for quite a while until something extraordinary happened: visitors heard barking in the lion’s cage, only then did they realize this animal was a dog. By looking at the above picture of the dog, we have to wonder, how does this Tibetan mastiff pass off as a lion in the first place? Are we close to the conclusion that no one in China knows what a lion looks like? Maker’s breath, this is hilarious.

It didn’t end there, unfortunately. When other parts of the zoo were inspected, it came to visitors attention that the snake cage contained two large rats while the leopard cage contained foxes, for crying out loud.

Furthermore, zoo officials claim they do have a lion, but for some reason, the animal was moved away to a breeding facility temporarily. You see, that’s the excuse ladies and gentlemen, that’s the excuse for putting a Tibetan mastiff in a lion cage. At the end of the day though, it worked for a while so hats off to zoo officials, they are China’s biggest trolls.

Patrons are now attempting to reclaim their $2.45 admission fee after being duped. If nothing comes of it, visitors only have themselves to blame. I mean, everyone should know what a lion looks like. Maybe not a tiger, but a lion? Come on, I bet there are thousands of bootleg Lion King DVDs in China. You should damn well know what a lion looks like!

On the bright side, at least the zoo visitors have an interesting story to tell their grandchildren.

[via People’s Daily, image via Wikemedia Commons]

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  • Tony

    Why you keep judging people? can’t help yourself? I am not angry, I am not even Thai or Chinese…you can not trash peoples, distort the facts, inject bigotry comments and expect respect and no consequence. It’s ironic that you preach control while you keep on trashing people from Thailand to China. When the joke is on you…it’s not funny anymore?
    Well, I have never claimed that i have power like you, but I think I might have the power to steer you to the right track (you now admit that you are disrespectful! that’s good).
    I’ll at times come back, just to see how my “brother” Vamien behaves. About feedbacks, I do not think you respond well and you might have more than enough already. You do know your tech stuff but to be honest, I took most of your suggestions with a grain of salt, the most valuable advices came from your viewers, some are more knowledgable, sincere and helpful (which I miss the most)

  • Vamien McKalin

    [@Tony] All I’m saying is, keep your anger in check. If you have a problem, the best way to deal with it is by giving feedbacks as Asraf said, however, you chose to be disrespectful and then have the nerve to talk about immaturity.

    You are basically saying I’m disrespectful in what I wrote in this article; well, you don’t follow up with another disrespect to get your point across. You see, that’s true narrowness of the mind right there, so after everything you have said, I can’t take you seriously brother.

    You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey! :)

  • Tony

    @mr Boss
    Are you mature enough Ashraf? when you try to defend your staff blindly? even to distort the facts. Don’t worry, I will give you some recommendations or feedbacks whenever I see fit , the first one is : Try to be humble and not bossy (this show immaturity and may be a sign of stress, not successful?) . Secondly, Vamien can defend for himself.
    This is the taste of your medicine, you show disrespect for the entire country and you want respect?

  • Ashraf

    [@Vamien McKalin] Agreed.

    [@Tony] The only thing you are doing is showing your immaturity. If you have a problem with dotTech, our writers, or our content you can do one (or both) of the following: a) provide us with feedback on how to improve b) leave and never come back.

  • Vamien McKalin

    [@Tony] There is no need for this level of disrespect. I understand you have a problem with the Buddha article, we all have different views on things. However, what is this for? Keep control of your anger good sir.

  • Tony

    I do not think you have “super power” but you have loud mouth and narrow mind