Genetically modified ‘pink pig monster’ terrifies Chinese city

Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school – and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the run from a nearby lab.

One witness said: ‘The pink skin makes it look just like pig gone wrong in some sort of genetic experiment.’

Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school – and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the run from a nearby lab

One witness said: ‘The pink skin makes it look just like pig gone wrong in some sort of genetic experiment’

But police say the dog is actually a pedigree breed called a Chinese crested hairless dog is a pet – and expensive.

‘It is definitely a dog, and quite an expensive one at that,’ said a spokesman.

The bizarre breed with just tufts of hair on its head and tail and a bare, spotted body regularly features as a contender in the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.


Sources and more information:

• ‘Genetically modified pig’ terrifies Chinese city as residents fear mysterious animal is escapee from nearby research centre

With a mohawk-style plume of hair and pink flesh covered in leopard-esque spots, the mysterious animal terrified locals in Xinxiang, Henan province Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school – and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the run from a nearby lab.

• Genetically modified pig scares Chinese

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