Chinese zoo poses Tibetan mastiff as African lion
This could be the worst attempt at an animal disguise we’ve ever seen.
A Chinese zoo is facing backlash after it was discovered that its African lion was really…a dog (a Tibetan mastiff to be exact). According to a story from The Verge, a park administrator told Chinese media that the zoo has an African lion, but it was moved to a separate facility. With the lion MIA, zoo officials housed a dog in the lion enclosure, but the signage didn’t reflect the change.
African lion or not, the mastiff is still pretty cute.
Let the record show what African lions and Tibetan mastiffs look like:
While an African lion wouldn’t work as a pet, a Tibetan mastiff would be a wonderful addition to any family. Check out our Dog Breed Selector guide for more on this cuddly fur ball.