Family mistake black bear for big fluffy dog and keep it as a pet – for two years

Dog lover Su Yun thought it was about time she got a dog for her family. It was while Su and her family were on holiday that they bought what they thought was a Tibetian Mastiff puppy.

When they got this big ball of fur home they found him to be very hungry, surprisingly hungry.

Su told Chinese media that the “pup” was on a box of fruit and two buckets of noodles every day.

As the “pup” grew they started to get intimidated by its size, but it was only when it reached 250 lbs and started standing on its hind legs, that they wondered if it was actually a dog.


It wasn’t until she called the experts in that she realized they were raising a bear.

Su, who lives near the city of Kunming in Yunnan province of China said, “The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked. I am a little scared of bears.”

Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Center was called in to help and sedated the huge beast before transporting it to their rescue center.

At this point the bear stood at just over three feet tall.

Experts identified the bear as an endangered Asiatic Black Bear which can be sold on the black market for thousands of dollars.

British newspaper The Independent reported another person in China raising a bear, he thought was a dog, after finding it in the forest.

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