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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Fake Fish Photos
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Substitute Zoo
Back in April 2012 I posted about the Dream Park El Janoob Zoo in the Gaza Strip, which was displaying taxidermied animals, because it couldn't afford living ones.

Now we have the People's Park of Luohe in Henan, which has been thinking along similar creative lines. Instead of a lion in the African Lion cage, they've got a Tibetan mastiff dog in there. It does look vaguely similar to a lion, if you squint. However, it barks. Other substitutes include two rodents in the snake's cage, a white fox in the leopard's den, and a common dog in the wolf's pen.

But this isn't being done because of a lack of funds. The zoo explains that the actual animals have been sent to a breeding facility and swears they'll be back soon. And in the meantime, they promise to change the signs outside the cages to more accurately represent what's actually on display inside of them. [South China Morning Post]

Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Tue Aug 20, 2013
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I once went to a zoo, who's only animal was a small dog, it was a Shih tzu LOL
Posted by pete  in  London UK  on  Wed Aug 21, 2013  at  05:51 AM
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