News July 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

Egyptian zoo under fire for ‘painting’ donkey to look like a zebra

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins July 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

July 27, 2018 at 10:30 am | News

An authentic Zebra (left), zebra seen at the zoo in Egypt (right)...YouTube

Pictures of a donkey adorned with black and white patterns – similar to that of a zebra have gone viral. Many are speculating that the Egyptian zoo where the picture was taken had painted several donkeys to appear as zebras.

A donkey that was painted to appear to be a zebra…All That Is Interesting

Mahmoud Sarhan, a student, uploaded pictures of the animal on Facebook after going to Cairo’s International Garden municipal park.

Sarhan iterated that two additional animals within the same enclosure were also painted.

An animal at International Gardens park in Cairo, Mahmoud Sarhan at the right…BBC

Mohammed Sultan, the zoo director was adamant that the animal in the viral image is not a fake.

A vet contacted by explained that a zebra’s snout is black with consistent and parallel stripes.

Could this be a new breed of Zebra bearing donkey features?



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