Two years ago, Su Yun brought home a puppy for her family. They thought they thought they had purchased a large Tibetan mastiff while on holiday in 2016. It was a big puppy and they were happy to have a new family pet. But they noticed something strange with their dog. One of the most alarming things was how much their dog ate each day. According to Yun the dog would eat a box of fruits and two buckets of noodles every day. It turns out; the reason why their dog ate so much was because it was a actually a bear.
The family noticed that their dog was peculiar when it didn’t bark and it seemed to have an affinity for walking on two legs. The “dog” kept growing and growing until it was a whopping 250 pounds and a full meter tall. Eventually, the family realized that their small puppy was actually a bear. It turns out that their “dog” was an endangered Asiatic Black Bear. They didn’t know what to do with a bear in their village near the city of Kunming in Yunnan province.
“The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked,” said Ms. Yun, “I am a little scared of bears.” Yun has since reported the bear and the animal was taken into care by the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Center. Officials showed up when Yun’s family asked for help. The bear was so big that the officials were intimidated to go near the animal at first. He was eventually sedated so that he could be transported to the shelter.