Chinese Zoo Tries to Pass Dog for African Lion

According to a post on Reuters, People’s Park Zoo in Luohe, China has been closed for lying about its zoo animals. Apparently, the zoo staff dressed up a Tibetan Mastiff to appear as a lion. They put this poor pooch in a cage with a sign labeling the dog as an African Lion. However, the zoo staff’s brilliant ideas didn’t stop there; they also used other common pets to pass off as snakes and a leopard. Let’s pause really quick. Either the zoo officials were as good at hairdressing as my (Chinese) barber, or their visitors never watched Animal Planet (or some Chinese version??). Anyone wondering what mammal they tried to pass off as a snake? I sure am!tumblr_lubcauQs0S1qbf48ro1_500