Family realizes its 'puppy' is actually black bear

Bear transported to rescue center

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A Chinese family has turned over its pet to a wildlife rescue center after they realized the puppy they had been raising for two years was actually a black bear.

A Chinese family has turned over its pet to a wildlife rescue center after they realized the puppy they had been raising for two years was actually a black bear.

Su Yun said she started to grow suspicious of the animal when she noticed its large size and even larger appetite.

Yun said the bear ate "a box of fruits and two buckets of noodles" every day, and had eventually grown to 250 pounds.

"The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked," Yun told Chinese media.

The animal, an endangered Asiatic Black Bear, has been relocated to the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Center. Staff were reportedly so intimated by the bear that they had to sedate it before transport.

The family says it brought the bear home thinking it was a Tibetan mastiff.

 

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