Chinese zoo tried to pass a dog off as a lion

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Friday 16 August 2013

A zoo in China’s People’s Park of Luohe has reportedly been attempting to pass off common species as exotic species. One such attempt involved a Tibetan mastiff masquerading as an African lion, but as you might guess, nobody was fooled. As a result of the lion scandal, the zoo is currently under fire from, well, everyone.

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Afro Lion: funky fresh lion manes

Cyrus Daruwala Reader Find

By Cyrus Daruwala in New Art on Friday 29 March 2013

What’s the mane feature of a lion? This wacky art project has the king of the jungle styled like a rock star. We think ‘Afro Lion’, by the Japanese artist Mountstar is definitely going to be the look for the runways of the savanna this spring.

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This hat will instantly upgrade your cat to a lion

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 1 January 2013

What can you get for a cat that lacks nothing? Well, Seattle-based Etsy shop, Nestasnest, has just the thing to transform him or her into the king of beasts: a lion hat rimmed with synthetic fur, plush felt ears and cotton-lined for comfort. If a leopard complex is what the cat’s got instead of a lion complex, you can get a leopard hat instead from the same store.

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