Saturday, August 17, 2013

Who Are You Going to Believe, Me or Your Lion Eyes?

It started with counterfeit purses, sneakers and iPods, moved on to museums filled with fake antiquities and now I understand they’re passing dogs off as lions! Is there nothing the Chinese won’t fake?

A Chinese zoo ridiculed for passing off a shaggy dog as a lion has shut down temporarily for "rectification", media reported Friday.

The zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute -- a Tibetan Mastiff -- started barking, the state-run Beijing Youth Daily had reported earlier.

Screenshot Studio capture #1287Tibetan Mastiff, disguised as a lion: gives new meaning to the term “copycat”

Lyin’ Eyes: Eagles

Apparently the zoo had other creative fakes too.

Here’s their panda:




and Buffalo:

dogs and cats

Like the museum that was filled with fakes, the zoo was closed down when the scam was revealed.

The moral to this story: When your “King of the Jungle” barks

bo roar

when he should be roaring,


you may well be the victim of a hoax.

LionMirror4Who are you going to believe, me or your Lion eyes?

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