21 April 2015
This is the chilling moment a mysterious hairless creature chews its way through a steel cage.
The description for the unsettling video - uploaded to YouTube last week by Raymond Yeung – claims it was captured in the Shenzhen Reservoir in China's Sand Bay.
The clawed creature - which some say is a rare bear - can be seen aggressively biting through the cage with a visibly bleeding mouth before ripping the metal wire apart with its limbs.
The vision has fuelled heated debates around the species of the ambiguous beast, with a string of different accounts coming to light.
The description for the unsettling video claims it was captured in the Shenzhen Reservoir in China's Sand Bay after local workers found the animal swimming.
The clip has sparked heated debates on Chinese social media site WeiBo, with some users claiming it depicts a 'water monster' from Chinese folklore.
Others believe it is a Malaysian bear suffering from a skin disease, alopecia, a disease which causes baldness.
David Neal, the director of Animals Asia, told Daily Mail Australia the caged animal 'looks like a bear cub which is suffering from some medical condition which has caused it to loose all of its fur.'
While he was unable to confirm if it was the same bear from the Borneo clip, he said he suspects it is and that the footage originates from Borneo not China.
Mesosyn.com: We have concluded that it was the same bear and the video uploaded to YouTube by Raymond Yeung originates from Borneo not China.
1. As you can see from the Print Pages below, the video uploaded to YouTube by Raymond Yeung was on April 16, 2015 and the video uploaded to YouTube by Borneo Post SEEDS was on April 6, 2015. The two videos are exactly the same.
2. The spoken dialogue heard in the background in both videos is Malay/Indonesian, not Chinese.
3. Raymond Yeung commits a fraud by claiming that the strange creature was captured in the Shenzhen Reservoir in China's Sand Bay; the British newspapers were apparently duped.
4. More information about the strange creature in Borneo can be read in the next section,
Hairless sun bear captured after months-long search