LOL. An Egyptian zoo was busted trying to pass off painted donkeys as zebras — but is refusing to admit that the animals are obvious frauds. A local student spotted the two “zebras” at Cairo’s International Garden municipal park and posted photos on Facebook showing the mules’ black “stripes” smudged across their faces.
Several vets confirmed to Egyptian news outlets that the animals are, indeed, donkeys and that the paint job is also pretty bad — real zebra stripes are straighter and more consistent, they say. This isn’t the first time a zoo has tried to dress up donkeys as their distant African relatives — an animal park in Gaza pulled the same stunt in 2009.