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These visuals show ‘art form’ of a snake in China’s Zoo Park, not a real snake


Visuals of a giant snake like object that coiled a van are being widely shared online with a claim that it shows a real snake. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Visuals of a giant snake wrapped around a van.

Fact: Visuals do not show a real snake. It is an art form created by the ‘Zhongnan Baicao Garden’ amusement zoo park in China. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

An internet search with relevant keywords revealed that the visuals are from an amusement zoo park in China named ‘Zhongnan Baicao Garden’. Visuals do not show a real snake, but a man-made artwork designed to attract visitors.

Social media handle of the park had previously shared the visuals of this snake’s artform along with other small toy snakes. They can be seen here and here

Also, several social media users posted videos of themselves roaming around these art forms. A few can be seen here, here, and here.

To sum it up, visuals of a snake art form in Chinese Zoo are shared as a real giant snake coiled around a van. 


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