n the outskirts of Beijing, there is a zoo with cages for crocodiles, owls, and tigers, but the animals inside aren’t quite as advertised.
Instead, at the Yuhe Zoo in Hebei’s Langfang city, swans swim in the “crocodile pond,” dogs are housed in the “owl cage,” and, in the cage marked for Siberian tigers… there’s yet another dog. Oh, and the “long-eared rabbits” are just regular rabbits. Is nothing sacred?!
During his recent visit to the zoo, one Weibo user shot video of the unusual experience, complaining online about how few of the zoo’s signs matched up with reality.
The footage quickly went viral, prompting a response from the Yuhe Zoo, which explained that earlier this year many of its large animals were shipped away and that they had not yet had time to change the signs. The zoo also claimed that ticket prices had been reduced and that visitors are told about the changes upon purchasing a ticket.
Here’s some more pics of the zoo in case you’re interested in visiting:
This isn’t the first Chinese zoo accused of trying to pass off a dog as a big cat. Back in 2013, a Henan zoo put a Tibetan mastiff in an “African lion” cage.
[Images via Legal Evening News]