Photos courtesy of CNN.
A zoo in Cairo, Egypt is being accused of trying to fool visitors by painting stripes on a donkey so it can look like a zebra. Mahmoud Sarhan was visiting an opened animal sanctuary at the International Garden municipal park when he saw the donkey in question.
Sarhan said several things about the donkey stood out and made him suspicious if it was really a zebra or not. The black paint had melted on the donkey’s face and the ears didn’t look like the right size for a zebra. His Facebook photo went viral.
The director of Gardens Project in Cairo denied they had tried to pass off the donkey as a zebra and added that the animals are well taken care of and are inspected regularly to ensure their welfare.
A leader with the animal activist group PETA disagreed after seeing the photos.