SOURCE: Scottish Sun
A zoo in Cairo, Egypt tried to pass off a donkey as a zebra by painting black-and-white stripes onto it
The hoax was discovered after a student visiting the zoo posted a picture of the strange creature to Facebook
The photos Mahmoud A. Sarhani took showed the “zebra” with 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.