An employee then confirmed this to local media, stating that the guard dog was only being kept there temporarily.
The local forestry bureau have now said they will take down a sign leading to the enclosure that reads ‘the wolf is here’, which can be seen in Mr Xu’s video.
We show off their adorable moments in the hope of helping people identify with them at least and maybe change their fear response into a healthy respect through education.’ (Picture: Brittany Allen) (Picture: Shy Wolf Sanctuary/Brittany Allen) Brittany also explained that wolfdogs can be hard to handle – given you never know which side (wolf or dog) will be most dominant.
The footage has also sparked concern over how well the animals are being cared for, with admission to the site only costing the equivalent of £1.70.
The worker also noted that the zoo ‘didn’t have enough visitors to keep the zoo up and running well’, BBCreports.Animal rights activists have been repeatedly critical of China’s zoos over the years. Social media users referenced other ‘poorly run’ zoos in China, where guests had spotted dogs in wolf enclosures or inflatable penguins replacing the real thing.
In 2006 the Dezhou Zoo in Shandong Province, eastern China, was found to have kept a Husky in the same space as the wolves, with one tourist spotting it limping. At the time, Dezhou Zoo said in a statement that they had deliberately kept the two species together to ‘add entertainment value’, Huanqiu.com reported.
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