Zebras are one of the coolest-looking animals in the animal kingdom, but unfortunately, they can be pretty feisty and hard to transport. What’s a zoo to do? Just paint another animal with some zebra stripes and call it a day, apparently.
Student Mahmoud Sarhan visited a zoo in Cairo, Egypt, where he saw an animal that looked, in some ways, like a zebra. It had black and white stripes and a short, spiky mane.
But upon a closer look, Mahmoud saw that the animal was different in some key ways. It was much smaller than a zebra, and its ears were longer and pointier. Oh, and it had paint smudges on its face.
The animal was, evidently, not a zebra at all, but a donkey. The zoo had painted its body and mane with black and white stripes to make it look like a zebra. From far away, at least.
What do you think?