A zoo in China has angered local visitors by trying to pass off a Tibetan Mastiff - a particularly hairy dog - as a lion, Chinese state media has confirmed.
A visitor, surnamed Liu, told the Beijing Youth Daily she discovered the fraud when visiting a zoo in a park in Louhe, a city in the province of Henan.
As they approached a cage marked "African lion," they were shocked to hear the beast inside it bark. It was a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog.
"The zoo is absolutely trying to cheat us," Liu said. "They are trying to disguise dogs as lions."