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Chinese Zoo Criticized for Disguising Dog as a Lion

Turns out lions don't bark

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A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking. A Tibetan mastiff is pictured in China, March 2013 (AFP)

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.