While Su Yun from China was holidaying with her family in 2016, she bought an adorable puppy.
‘At the time I thought it was a small Tibetan Mastiff,’ explained Yun.
As time passed, Yun noticed the pup, who the family named Sumou, was growing at an alarming rate, even for such a large breed of dog.
And then there was the food Sumou ate – one box of fruit and two buckets of noodles every day!
Hardly typical for a dog...
But it was when Sumou took to walking around on his hind legs two years later, that Yun experienced a light-bulb moment.
This was no dog, it was an Asiatic black bear!
‘I was a bit scared,’ Yun admitted.
After finding out it was illegal to keep and domesticate a protected wild animal, Yun contacted the Forest Public Security Bureau.
The 200-kilo bear who stood at 100cms tall, was found to be healthy and well cared for, but for his own welfare – and that of his adopted family – he was given a new home in a wildlife rescue centre nearby.
The pup was growing at an alarming rate, even for a large breed
The Razzle Dazzle bath bombs Once the ‘dog’ got up and walked, the family began to have suspicions!