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African zoo paints black stripes onto donkeys to make them look like zebras (Photos)


International Gardens Park in Cairo, Egypt is currently under fire after parading a donkey as a zebra to visitors, by painting it black and white.
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However, a zookeeper, Mohamed Sultan, has denied painting black stripes on the donkeys to make them look like zebras, despite experts saying that they look like donkeys. .
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Mahmoud Sarhan, 18, took pictures of the animals during a visit last weekend and it appears that some of the stripes have rubbed off.
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Mahmoud said: ‘We finished our tour then we decided to take some pictures. When we went to the zebra side, there was only one zebra. .
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It came to us and the other one didn’t move, but when he came near to me, I realised from the first look that it was a painted donkey not a zebra.

A number of vets have said that they believe it is a painted donkey despite Mr Sultan’s insistence that it isn’t a fake. .
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It wouldn’t be the first time that this has happened. In 2009, a zoo in Gaza reportedly painted two donkeys black and white to replace zebras that had died of starvation.

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