Zoo in China disguised dog as lion

No lion in your zoo? No problem. Just give a dog the right haircut, and no-one will be any the wiser.

This theory failed to prove true at the People's Park Zoo in China's Henan province, which labeled a blond Tibetan Mastiff as an "African Lion" in its exhibit of exotic animals. The ruse was uncovered, according to Beijing Youth Daily, when the king of the jungle barked at visitors.

Visitors to the zoo, which charges 15 Yuan ($2.50) for admission, also reported the same trick being pulled in the Wolf pavilion -- and that a "Leopard" was, in fact, a fox.

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  1. although, this does give me an idea... an all "dogs dressed as other animals" zoo.

  2. A guy responds to a job position at the city zoo. The ad mentioned the salary but not what he would be doing. Come to find out that the zoo's gorilla had unexpectedly passed away. The zoo had just spent millions on promotions which focused on the gorilla and now they needed a gorilla. The guy really needed the job and the money was good so he accepted.

    Everyday he would put on the gorilla suit, hang out in his cage and be the gorilla. After a while he started enjoying himself. He would scare little kids, roar at the crowds, and eat bananas and stuff. You know, gorilla things. As time wore on he became the main attraction at the zoo. He would swing on his trees and vines, and the people loved him.

    One particularly busy Saturday he was swinging around and accidentally swings over his fence and lands in the lion's cage. The lion slowly opens his eyes and sees the gorilla. The lion begins to stalk. The lion, now drooling and wide awake, slowly approaches the gorilla who is backed up against the fence.

    The lion is ready to jump, then the man in the gorilla suit started yelling, "Help! Help! I'm not a gorilla. I'm a man! help, help !!"

    Then the lion said, " Shut-up stupid, or we'll both get fired!"

  3. One of my alltime favorite photos, used it as a screen background. The dog just looks so happy to be "dressed up".

    Some chow puppy pandas

  4. PGMOOG says:

    This has to be done-

    I went to a zoo last weekend. There were no animals at all except one cage with a dog in it. It was a Shih Tzu.

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