Egyptian Zoo Paints Stripes On A Donkey In A Bid To Fool Visitors
A zoo in Cairo has come under fire for trying to deceive visitors by painting a donkey black and white to make it look like a zebra.
The bizarre creature was spotted by student Mahmoud A.Sarhani who was visiting the recently opened animal sanctuary at the International Garden municipal park.
He shared a picture of the 'zebra' on Facebook and it went viral.Mr Sarhani, can be seen posing with the donkey with a wry grin on his face, maybe already knowing, that all is not what it seems.
On closer inspection of the ass, you can note a few things, firstly the long floppy ears which bear more resemblance to that of a donkey's ears than the more rounded satellite dish-style ears of a zebra.
Secondly, a slight tuft of jet black hair on the donkey, rather than the larger shaggier mane a zebra usually has on the nape of its neck.
And thirdly, even a rudimentary glance upon the animal would tell you the stripes look very strange and smudged on the face, not like the majestic zebra we all know and love.
A number of vets within the country were quick to confirm that the animal was indeed a donkey.
But despite overwhelming evidence, Mohamed Sultan, the director of International Gardens Park, has denied it is an imposter.
This is not the first time a zoo has painted donkeys to resemble zebras. A zoo is Gaza painted two white donkeys to look like zebras in 2009.
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