By Shawn Rice
A baby half-human and half-lion hybrid found in Indonesia is a fake news. There is no truth to images allegedly showing a creepy hybrid of a human and lion. Rather, the image is actually a silicone doll. There is no truth to this claim, according to Snopes. Where did these images originate?
In October 2017, social media began circulating a series of creepy images allegedly depicted a half-human and half-lion hybrid. In the case of the below images, the alleged “human-lion” is actually a silicone doll. You can see the images below which were shared on social media.
Telah ditemukan bayi hasil hubungan manusia dan singa betina….
Dunia sudah mao kiamat….
Ketik amin dan bagikan…
The baby has been found to be the result of a human relationship with the lioness…
The world is doomed…
Type in Amen and share it…
Here is an example of someone sharing the images falsely on social media.
— ANOSAM GHALEB (@awa62711) October 19, 2017
Octavia Mulia told Kumparan.com that the photos were shared by her sister as a joke. Because the images went viral, Mulia explained that these photographs actually showed a silicone doll and not a real human-lion hybrid (text translated via Google and edited for clarity by Snopes):
Hasilnya, foto tersebut bukanlah bayi sungguhan, tetapi hanya sebuah boneka.
“Itu namanya silicon doll. Jadi kakak aku bikin ginian (unggahan di Facebook) buat bercandaan doang sama teman-teman toys lovernya,” kata Octavia saat dikonfirmasi kumparan, Jumat (13/10/2017).
Octavia dan kakaknya tidak menyangka unggahan ini akan viral di Facebook dan banyak orang yang percaya. Padahal awalnya hanya untuk bercanda.
Kakak saya hanya bikin postnya saja buat joke satir sama teman-teman komunitasnya. Tapi ternyata terus tembus 5,5 ribu share karena orang pada percaya,” kata Octavia.
Menurut Octavia, kakaknya mendapatkan foto boneka itu dari rekannya sesama penggemar mainan. Keduanya bertemu dalam forum Toyslover Planet 12.
The photograph is not a real baby, but just a doll.
“It’s a silicon doll my sister uploaded to Facebook to share with her friends who love toys,” confirmed Octavia, Friday (13/10/2017).
Octavia and her sister did not expect this upload to go viral on Facebook and that so many people would believe it. Initially, it was intended as a joke.
“My sister made a post just to joke with her friends, but it kept going with 5.5 thousand shares because people believed it,” said Octavia.
According to Octavia, her sister got the doll photo from her fellow toy fans. They met in the Toyslover Planet 12 forum.
The images were originally shared with the claim that this creature was the result of a human mating with a lioness. Although scientists are experimenting with various chimeras, it is generally thought that creating human-animal hybrids is virtually impossible.
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