Everyone knows that Zebra and Donkey are two different animals. The black and white stripes on the zebra make it one of the most distinct animals, and hence also hard to cover up. But what if one paints over the donkey to make it look like a zebra? Sounds outlandish right? However weird it might sound, the authorities of a zoo in Egypt not only thought of this but even implemented it. Yes, the International Garden Municipal Park in Cairo has painted black and white stripes over a donkey and is claiming it has real zebras on display.
One might wonder why disguise a donkey instead of getting an actual zebra. It turns out that the Isreali blockade makes transportation of animals extremely rigid and difficult. A similar incident came to fore back in 2009 when a zoo in Gaza did the same thing.
Mahmoud Sarhann, an 18-years-old student visited the Park a few days ago and got clicked with a zebra. It was only when he noticed the blurry stripes that he realized what’s next to him isn’t a zebra at all.
He soon tweeted a picture of the same on his Twitter account, check it out below:
— mahmoud.sarhann (@mahmoud__sarhan) July 23, 2018
This tweet caught the attention of people from all over the globe who soon started reacting. While some found the whole situation to be quite funny, there were others who showed concern for the donkey. This is what some of the tweets looked like:
Wondering if it was a black donkey painted white or the other way around.
Was it a black donkey with white stripes or a white donkey with black stripes? That’s the question everyone should be asking.
— ThatOllieGuy (@IsItOllie) July 27, 2018
Should we call them zonkies or debras? LOL!
This is what we call zonkies. Or debras?
— Mango (@_mangoleaf) July 27, 2018
Someone even went ahead and took a dig at Indian National Congress.
PETA raised their voice against cruelty on the donkey.
ANIMALS DESERVE OUR RESPECT 😡
— PETA 🐳🐬 (@peta) July 27, 2018
People should not joke about this, it is quite sad.
It’s sad to see so many people are laughing at this, feel horrible for the animal
— joseph (@j_cisar) July 26, 2018
What if the donkey wanted to be a zebra?
I feel bad for all the shade being thrown at zebra donkey. Maybe the donkey wanted to be a zebra & the zoo was just allowing him to live his best life.
— Censored Girl (@Girl_Censored) July 27, 2018
So many people, so many points of views. Which one do you agree with the most?