Reports indicated the dinosaur was an animatronic model belonging to an amusement park.
A similar video captured two days earlier in Taiwan shows a realistic Tyrannosaurus Rex being transported in the back of a truck. The dinosaur moves its head from side to side as the truck moves through traffic.
The owners of the T-rex said it was being shipped for display at a dinosaur exhibition and was set up to move during transport as a joke. It was unclear whether the T-rex and Foshan dinosaur were headed to the same exhibition.