Guangxi zoo charges visitors $3 to see 'rare animals' -- like inflatable penguins

A zoo in Guangxi, China has gained worldwide attention after charging visitors 15 yuan (around S$3) to animal attractions that included an enclosure of inflatable penguins.

According to Shanghaiist, Guishan Zoo promised visitors the chance to see "rare animals" and even witness a "penguin invasion".

Their advertisement also featured images of peacocks, ostriches, and other exotic animals.

However, visitors were disappointed when these "rare animals" turned out to be caged chickens, geese, and a lone "wealth-catching longevity turtle" in a glass tank.

To top it off, the unusual zoo also showcased inflatable penguins in pools that had been drained of water.

While some visitors felt cheated by the zoo, others saw the situation in a more amusing light.

"I can’t stop laughing,” a Sina Weibo user commented.

"This is obviously deceiving the consumer. Don’t tell me the management were sleeping. This is making fun of our intelligence."