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Wolf enclosure at Chinese zoo contains only a domesticated dog

Officials at the Xiangwushan Zoo in&nbsp;Xianning, China, said the rottweiler dog spotted in an enclosure labeled for a wolf is only temporarily housed in the habitat to prevent people from using the empty enclosure to sneak into the zoo. <a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/dog-face-animal-rottweiler-218965/">Photo by PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay.com</a>
Officials at the Xiangwushan Zoo in Xianning, China, said the rottweiler dog spotted in an enclosure labeled for a wolf is only temporarily housed in the habitat to prevent people from using the empty enclosure to sneak into the zoo. Photo by PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay.com

March 8 (UPI) -- A Chinese zoo's wolf enclosure is gaining attention online after a visitor captured video of a domesticated dog in the enclosure labeled for its wild canine cousins.

A video posted to Chinese social media by a visitor to the Xiangwushan Zoo in Xianning, Hubei province, shows the dog, which appears to be a rottweiler, resting in a cage labeled as the wolf exhibit.

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The filmer said a zoo employee told him there used to be a wolf in the cage, but it died of old age.

An official with Forestry Bureau Office of Xianning City said the zoo told authorities the dog was being temporarily housed in the wolf enclosure to prevent people from trying to sneak into the zoo by scaling the wall into the habitat.

The official said the zoo has now been asked to remove signs from the enclosure that identify its inhabitant as a wolf.

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