A "wolf" captured following attacks on villagers in eastern Shandong Province is in fact a pet husky, according to a man who claims to be its owner.
The "wolf" captured in Zaozhuang.
The animal has been kept in a zoo since its capture last Friday, Beijing Evening News reported yesterday.
It was suspected of involvement in the attacks in a village in Tengzhou City, in which it was reported that two villagers were killed and five injured.
Local Police started a hunt and shot dead a gray wolf afterwards.
Zoo officials uploaded a photograph of the captured animal and announced that they had identified it as a five-year-old female wolf.
But on seeing the photograph, a Tengzhou resident came forward to claim it was not a wolf, but his pet husky.
The resident, surnamed Wang, uploaded photographs of his dog - named Lady - which he said ran away from its home on Friday, to compare with that of the "wolf".