YuA family in a remote part of China adopted what they thought was a dog, but realized two years later that the animal was actually a bear, according to the New York Post.
The story concerns the Su Yun family, who live in a village on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Kunming, in Yunnan Province, who purchased what they believed to be a young Tibetan Mastiff. At stake is a breed of dog known for its enormous dimensions, for its abundant fur in shades of brown and black, and males can weigh nearly 70 kilograms.
Su Yun says she was immediately surprised by the animal’s insatiable appetite, which ate a packet of fruit and two buckets of noodles every day. But only two years later, when the animal’s weight was already 113 kilograms, the owner began to suspect that perhaps it was not actually a dog.
When the woman noticed that the animal could walk on two legs, she immediately panicked. “The more he grows, the more he looks like a bear,” he said, speaking to Chinese media.
Faced with this fact, the owner chose to contact the authorities immediately, who quickly determined the animal was an Asian black bear – classified as a vulnerable species.
Such a reality did not make Su Yun particularly happy, as he admitted that he was “a little afraid of bears.”
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