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Chinese family discovers pet dog actually a black bear after 2 years

/ 06:04 PM May 15, 2018

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A Chinese family recently discovered that the “dog” they adopted in 2016  is actually a black bear.

Su Yun bought what she thought to be a Tibetan mastiff puppy two years ago and brought it home with her family in Kunming city, Yunnan province, after a holiday vacation, according to a report by Chinanews.com via Independent.

The “puppy” surprised Yun’s family with its appetite. Yun said the animal could down a box of fruits and two buckets of noodles every day.

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They only found out two years later what kind of animal their “family dog” really was when it grew into a 250-pound black bear.

The Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Center identified the animal as an Asiatic black bear, also known as the white chested bear. The World Wildlife Organization (WWF) lists the bear as a vulnerable species. The rescue center measured the animal to be around one meter tall. They had to sedate it before being transported.

Asiatic black bears could fetch a large amount of money when sold on the black market. Black bears primarily get hunted for their body parts, particularly the gall bladder , paws and skin.  Alfred Bayle /ra

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