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Cairo Zoo denies its zebras are really donkeys with painted stripes



A Cairo zoo allegedly displays its true stripes by giving off painted donkeys as zebras.

Mahmoud Sarhan recently visited the International Garden in Cairo and instantly became suspicious of the zebra exhibit animals.

For one thing, their ears were bigger and their muzzles were lighter than those of the typical zebra.

Sarhan's pictures of suspicious zebras became viral after he posted them on Facebook. As you can see, he is quite skeptical:

  Observers have noticed that this animal's muzzle is gray and not black, and his ears seem to be larger than a typical zebra


Facebook / Mahmoud Sarhan

Observers have noted that the muzzle of this animal is gray and not black and that their ears are larger than the ears of a typical zebra.

Although the zoo's director, Mohamed Sultan, insisted that his zebras were 100 percent legitimate for the local radio station Nogoum FM a local veterinarian told the Cairo-based company ExtraNews.TV that a Zebra's muzzle should be black and the stripes should be more consistent and parallel, according to the BBC.

CBS News also notes that Ebras and Donkeys, although both resemble horses,

Other zoos were also accused of turning the area between zebras and donkeys gray ,

In 2010, a zoo in Gaza painted strips on two donkeys, which he bought for $ 700 because they were much cheaper than the $ 30,000 zebras.


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