A six-year-old boy who expected to see a lion while visiting a zoo in China was left disappointed after the fake exhibit barked at him.
Other zoo visitors to the People’s Park in Luhoe City, in China’s central Henan Province, were expecting to see lions, wolves and leopards but instead saw Tibetan mastiff dogs, rats and other fox-like animals, the Orient Today reports.
The six-year-old’s mother, Liu, said they were “tricked” by the zoo.
Liu was charged a 15 yuan (A$2.67) entrance fee but felt the zoo was “cheating us.”
At the end of the day, her son reportedly called her a liar because she promised he’d learn how wolves howled, but all he heard were barks.
An employee told the newspaper that the dog had been raised with wolves and the lion was away for breeding.
But the zoo has been flooded with complaints and is now under investigation.
The zoo also reportedly never received government permission to charge zoo entrance fees.