Adopting stray dogs is a good thing to do. But what would you do if you found out that the “dog” you adopted is actually a “bear”?
One family in China who resides close to Kunming in Yunnan province adopted a pup while on a vacation last 2016. They thought that the black pup has a breed of Tibetan mastiff.
Tibetan mastiff dogs are large breed of dogs that originated from the nomadic cultures in Tibet, China, Nepal, and Mongolia. They are usually used as guard dogs for properties and livestock.
Su Mou is the owner of this “dog”. China News Broadcast Service was informed by her about this discovery.
The family names their four-legged pet as “Little Black”. They started to become worried when they realized that their pet has not stopped growing, contradicting its name.
According to Su, Little Black consumes a carton of fruit on a daily basis and two buckets of noodles. As reported, their pet has a height of more than 3 feet and weighed around 250 pounds.
The family noticed about their huge mistake when Little Black started to look like a bear rather than a dog as it grew. Also, it stands on its hind legs.
“The more he developed, the more similar to a bear he looked,” said Sun Yun, which is Su Mou’s neighbor.
Su also admitted that they felt terrified when they realized that their pet was indeed a bear. The possibilities of what would’ve happened in the future as they live with that bear also scared the family.
Keeping bears as pets is not allowed in their country. Learning this, Su approached the authorities and asked for assistance.
Personnel sedated Little Black before transporting it. The bear was surrendered and is now under the care of the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Little Black is an Asiatic black bear which is one of the protected species in China. This species of bears are medium to large in size and according to WWF, they occupy all countries in mainland Southeast Asia except Malaysia and has a patchy distribution in southern China.