Hangzhou Zoo denies sun bears are humans in costume

Angela the sun bear went viral when Hangzhou Zoo visitors hypothesized she may have been a human in costume.

Commenters speculated whether the bear could be a person wearing a bear suit. This was due to its upright posture and fur folds resembling clothing.

Despite the speculation, Hangzhou Zoo officials refuted the claims and affirmed that their bears are genuine animals.

Sun bears have a distinctive “U”-shaped marking on their chest, which is often referred to as the “sun mark.” This marking is unique to each bear and helps researchers identify individuals.

TAttendance at the zoo increased by 30%, as people were drawn to see Angela for themselves.

With all the internet speculation and hype aside, what do you think?