Chinese man throws birthday pool party for pet sea lion at luxury hotel

Source: Published: 2015/7/16 18:27:00

  • A man orders his pet sea lion to “stay” outside the five-star Ocean Spring Metropark Hotel in Qingdao, Shandong Province on July 13. The unnamed man booked the hotel’s swimming pool area to throw a birthday party for his unusual pet, a second-class protected animal in China. Photos: CFP

  • The sea lion “shakes hands” with its owner by the pool. Owners of State-protected animals must obtain a permit from the department of wildlife administration under the State Council.

  • The man gives commands to his pet as the hotel’s chef looks on.

  • Pictured is the site of the sea lion’s birthday on July 13.

  • The lucky pet tries out the hotel pool.

  • The sea lion enjoys the luxurious pool.

  • A birthday feast prepared for the sea lion

  • The man and his pet sit together on deck chairs.

  • The sea lion kisses its owner.

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