A zoo in China is in the line of fire after it replaced a dead wolf with a Rottweiler dog due to cheaper costs.
Xiangwushan Zoo needed an immediate replacement when its poor wolf passed away. Therefore, they thought it would be ok to trick viewers into thinking that a Rottweiler dog was a wolf.
Moreover, the bosses who made the decision were quickly able to justify their claims by boldly mentioning how the alternative option was not only a cheaper variant but also a close relative of the wolf’s family. In the same way, they really hoped that people wouldn’t be keen enough to notice the difference. Sadly, however, they were clearly mistaken.
Now, the Chinese zoo mentions how they made a mistake and take full responsibility for it, right after being slammed by critics from all over the spectrum.
Without a doubt, wolves are a major attraction for visitors at the zoo, which is situated in the Xianning province of Hubei. Hence, they felt that before visitors started complaining, they had to think quickly on their feet.
However, so many viewers quickly spotted the mega difference between the two species. Thinking about how the authorities of the zoo wished to fool them, many went as far as filming the locked-up animal in the cage. In the same way, he made sure to click the large red-colored sign that stated how ‘the wolf is here.’
The man who filmed the video identified himself by his last name, Xu. He also explained how his zoo ticked only cost 15 yuan and that visitors were promised to see animals like tigers, lions, as well as wolves. But to his horror, when he approached the wolf section, he found a Rotweiler dog instead of the wolf.
On that note, the zoo’s managers were quick to claim how there used to be a wolf there but it passed away due to its old age.