It's one thing to try to pass a donkey off as a zebra. The idea alone takes some moxy. But to actually PAINT a donkey as a zebra, and then try to sell it as a legit ZEBRA AT A ZOO?!? And then when you get busted, to totally commit to "yup...that's a real zebra!" Hilarity ensues at the International Gardens Park in Cairo, Egypt!

A zoo in Cairo, Egypt has found a new meaning of “earn your stripes,” except it’s more of “paint your stripes” type of situation. A student visiting the zoo noticed something a little odd about the zebra on display… turns out it was actually a donkey, PAINTED as a zebra.

Mahmoud A. Sarhani took some pictures of the odd-looking “zebra” he saw while visiting the zoo, which had strangely long ears and some kind of black smudge all over its face. He posted the photo on Facebook, which quickly went viral in Egypt.

Local media outlet caught wind of the viral photo and covered the story, resulting in local veterinarians confirming that the animal was, in fact, a donkey with black-and-white stripes painted onto it. Mohamed Sultan, the director of International Gardens Park, maintained that the strange creature was totally a zebra. (Source: The Sun)

Zoo in Cairo Paints Donkeys Black and White to Pass Them Off As Zebras, Director Denies They Are Fake! | LatestLY

The animal has long ears and a mane. A closer look at the picture, it reveals how they have painted a common donkey in black and white stripes to make it look like a zebra! Zoo in Cairo Paints Donkeys Black and White to Pass Them Off As Zebras, Director Denies They Are Fake!.