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In Pictures: Man throws pet sea lion a birthday party at luxury hotel in China

A pet sea lion has enjoyed a birthday party in style at the five-star Ocean Spring Metropark Hotel in Qingdao, China, according to Global Times.

Photo: Global Times.

The sea lion, which is a second-class protected animal in China, is seen giving its owner a high-five.

Photo: Global Times.

The pet sea lion even tried out the swimming pool at the hotel.

Photo: Global Times.

Photo: Global Times.

Photo: Global Times.

Global Times also reminded readers that citizens must obtain a license from the authorities before owning protected animals as pets.

In Pictures: Man throws pet sea lion a birthday party at luxury hotel in China