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Stray cat befriends lynx

after sneaking into its zoo enclosure

061914+lynx+calico+Russia09The oldest and second biggest zoo in Russia is home to a very unlikely friendship between two quite different felines.

Employees at the Leningrad Zoo in St. Petersburg noticed that a stray cat was sneaking into the zoo in it’s hunt for food. The cat eventually made her way into the enclosure of an European Lynx. Most of you may think now OH GOD they will kill each other but instead they became best friends!

According to the website Life With Cats, this happened in 2007. Yet to this date, the kinship is still strong. Such is evident in a video of the two animals posted to YouTube. Titled “The awesome friends in St. Petersburg Zoo,” please see this below:

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China’s Barking Lion

China ‘dog-lion’: Henan zoo mastiff poses as Africa cat

The sign reads “feizhou shi” (African lion) but a Tibetan mastiff is in the cage

An animal described as an African lion at a Chinese zoo was exposed as a fraud – when the creature started barking in front of visitors.

Chinese media reports said the zoo had replaced its genuine lion with a Tibetan mastiff dog.

A zoo official in Henan province said the dog – owned by one of the workers – was put in the cage when the real lion was sent away to a breeding centre.

Outraged visitors to the zoo in Louhe city said they had been cheated.

A Tibetan mastiff is a particularly hairy breed

According to a report in the Beijing Youth Daily, the fraud came to light when a mother visited the zoo, in a park in the city of Louhe, to show her son the sounds different animals made.

But when they got to the cage marked “African lion” – which had a sign describing the range and characteristics of the animal – they were shocked to hear the creature bark.

It was then that zoo keepers revealed the so-called lion was actually a Tibetan mastiff, an animal that can have a furry brown coat, making it look a little like a lion.

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