Jamie McCarthy / Getty ImagesNo, this isn’t a lion. It’s a golden retriever that was shown at the American Kennel Club Canine Retreat in New York City on March 21, 2017. (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)
A Chinese zoo is in the doghouse after trying to pass off a common golden retriever as an exotic African lion.
No one is buying the im-paws-ible excuse that the zoo had made an honest mistake when it proudly advertised a dog sitting calmly inside a lion cage, according to the South China Morning Post.
The fur-ocious controversy unfolded last week when a man named Mr. Tang took his child to the Yuanjiashan Zoo in China‘s Sichuan province.
He was shocked when he found a mild-mannered golden retriever sitting behind an enclosure that had signage advertising that the animal was an African lion.
“At first, we thought we had gone to the wrong place,”