Zoo-goers can bear-ly consider it’s actual.
A zoo in China has refused to grin and bear it after video of one in all its bears standing on its hind legs went viral — forcing officers to deny it was a human in a costume.
Hangzhou Zoo addressed the wild allegations in a assertion pretending to be from Angela, the Malaysian solar bear seen standing up and observing bemused-looking guests.
“Some people think I stand like a person. It seems you don’t understand me very well,” the assertion mentioned.
Video of the bear drew consideration as spectators seen its slender legs and folds of fur that make the creature seem as if it was a particular person standing in a bear costume.
The native Hangzhou Daily first famous the eye, writing: “Because of the way they stand, some people online question whether they are ‘humans in disguise.’”
That forced zookeepers to observe that the solar bears from Malaysia are smaller than different bears and have a completely different look — however are simply as actual.
Officials additionally mentioned that a human inside a fuzzy costume would by no means survive summer season temps hovering to greater than 100 levels.
“If a person did wear a bear costume, they would be lying down within minutes due to the heat,” a spokesman mentioned.
An worker who answered the telephone on the zoo declined to talk about the bears however mentioned visits had been being organized for reporters to view the bears Monday.
Sun bears, the smallest bears in the world, are solely concerning the measurement of a giant canine. At their largest, they’re about 50 inches tall whereas standing on their hind legs, in contrast to grizzly bears, which could be up to 9 ft tall.
Other Chinese zoos have additionally been accused of deceptive visitors about their animals — with allegations together with dyeing canine to appear like wolves or African cats and portray donkeys to appear like zebras.
With Post wires