Posters promoting the attraction also promised a “special display” at weekends on a poster that featured images of penguins, an ostrich and peacocks.
A street vendor near the attraction told Nanguo Morning Post that there had been some more exotic animals on display, including a peacock and monkeys, but the only penguins anyone reported seeing were artificial.
Visitors were left feeling distinctly unimpressed and took to social media to voice their disappointment. One posted on WeChat: “You call these zoo animals?”
Another said that even though they had been warned what to expect “I am still surprised by the zoo”.