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Zoo Management Caught Lyin’ about Lion

A Chinese zoo temporarily shut down after it was discovered that what patrons were gaping at in the lioncage was nothing more than a domestic dog. The Tibetan mastiff has a bushy mane that gives it a lion-like appearance, but it still barks like any other canine. This is what raised the suspicions of one savvy zoo visitor, who then tipped off the media to the apparent fraud. Further investigation revealed that the deception—or inadvertent oversight, as zoo management maintains—was actually much more extensive, with foxes on display in the leopard enclosure andnutrias in the snake den. More… Discuss