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Chinese zoo caught for disguising dog as lion

A Tibetan Mastiff is displayed during the 2007 China All-Breed Dog Show and Training Contest on November 3, 2007 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China. (Note: This is not the dog that was at the zoo)

This final note is about truth in advertising. When you pay money, take your kid to the zoo to see a lion, you expect to actually see a lion.

A zoo in central China did not live up to its claims. Its supposed African lion got caught...barking.

The animal was in fact a Tibetan mastiff. Just with a really fluffy mane.

Needless to say, customers were not amused, saying the zoo was trying to cheat them.

There was also a fox posing as a leopard, and a different dog in a wolf pen.

Guys, come on.

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