This zoo in Cairo has painted a donkey with zebra stripes to show it as a zebra to the visitors. A student visiting the zoo was baffled to see the animal with what looked like marks drawn by paint and shared it on facebook. the paint too seemed washing out, however the zoo authorities refused it and said it was a real zebra.
Mahmoud Sarhan put the images on Facebook after visiting Cairo’s International Garden municipal park and it quickly went viral for the obvious reasons across social media platforms. Sharing the photo the young man wrote in Arabic: “The stupidity has reached in the country that they brought a local donkey and painted it to look like a zebra.”
— mahmoud.sarhann (@mahmoud__sarhan) July 23, 2018
People slammed the zoo for this act.
Zebra? Or donkey? A zoo in Egypt is accused of spray painting a donkey to look like a zebra!… pic.twitter.com/D0kCJe43fc
— Mary Stackhouse (@marywzdx) July 29, 2018
I just want to see an interview with the dude that painted the donkey lmao.
"Honey, how was your day?"
"I turned a donkey into a zebra." https://t.co/T5K8yARncA
— Joshua Morgan (@JoshMorgan63) July 29, 2018
If the donkey identifies itself as a zebra I think we should respect that https://t.co/qkZy9W98fl
— Rick the Ref (@_Reffuji_) July 29, 2018
An Egyptian zoo is being accused of passing off painted donkeys as zebras. https://t.co/6xiRy1eCPM
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 28, 2018
I feel bad for all the shade being thrown at zebra donkey. Maybe the donkey wanted to be a zebra & the zoo was just allowing him to live his best life.
— Censored Girl (@Girl_Censored) July 27, 2018
— Nick Thompson (@nt123) July 27, 2018