Zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra

Is this a zebra or donkey? The zoo says zebra but the visitor says donkey

Mahmoud Sarha posed for a photo with the questionable zebra.

A ZOO has gone viral online after being caught out attempting to pass off a donkey as a zebra by painting black stripes onto its body.

Sarhani was visiting the International Garden municipal park in Cairo earlier this month when he came across the weird exhibit. A vet contacted by Extranews.tv said that a zebra's snout is black, while its stripes are more consistent and parallel than those of the animals in the zoo enclosure.

Sadly for donkeys, they aren't the most exotic of zoo attractions.

A newly opened animal sanctuary in Cairo, Egypt allegedly painted stripes on a donkey in order to fool visitors into thinking the animal was a zebra.

An Egyptian zoo is insisting it did not paint a pair of donkeys to look like zebras. But Mr Sarhan said: 'I realised from the first look that it was a painted donkey.

Cairo's International Garden Municipal Parkhas denied that this is a painted donkey.

Despite this, International Gardens park's director Mohamed Sultan has rebuffed any suggestion the animal is anything other than a zebra.

It wouldn't be the first time that this has happened. And in 2013, a Chinese zoo had a mastiff dog labelled as a Tibetan lion.

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