Woman Shocked Her Pet Mastiff Isn’t a Dog After Two Years

Imagine raising an endangered bear in your residence for two years with cuddles and food under the impression that it’s an ordinary pet dog. The obedience commands look foolish since there is no way to house train a bear and come out as the leader of the pack with a wild animal.

Su Yun, a woman in Yunnan, China, was in her for a rude awakening when she found out that the animal she had been looking after for two years was not a Tibetan mastiff but an endangered bear. Her family was ignorant of the fact that their lives were at risk while providing care to the animal.

They only noticed when the bear was growing in size well beyond the expected weight — it reached over 250 pounds and began walking on its hind legs.

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Yun couldn’t understand why the ‘dog’ was eating so much, she was struggling to satisfy the animal’s large appetite. In an interview with Chinese media outlets, she said the growing beast required a box of fruits and two buckets of noodles every day. Human flesh was off the menu for this giant.

“The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked,” Yun said. It’s not a comforting realization since anyone will think twice before becoming roommates with a bear.

Unfortunately, the bear couldn’t stay with the family and was transferred over to the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Centre. Staff were on edge when interacting with the animal and they sedated it before transferring it to its new home.

Later on, the animal was identified as an endangered Asiatic Black Bear.

The family was believing a lie that it was the Tibetan Mastiff for two years. Fortunately, they lived to tell the story with no bear attacks.