This Tibetan mastiff was labelled as an African lion at a privately run zoo in Luohe in Henan province. Photo: SCMP

Henan zoo under fire for trying to pass off dog as African lion

Henan attraction's boast of a range of exotic creatures outrages visitors

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This Tibetan mastiff was labelled as an African lion at a privately run zoo in Luohe in Henan province. Photo: SCMP
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Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is a contributor to Goldthread. She's been based out of Beijing and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent covering social issues, politics and culture in China for AFP and DPA, and has written for outlets like The Economist, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, Quartz, and Mashable, among others. She is the chair of NüVoices, an editorial collective celebrating the work of women writers and creators on China subjects.