A Chinese zoo’s supposed “African lion” was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.
The zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species, according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily.
It quoted a customer surnamed Liu who wanted to show her son the different sounds animals made — but he pointed out that the animal in the cage labelled “African lion” was barking.
It’s like some sort of real life Monty Python sketch! In fact, it’s sort of like this one: