Nice try, but you’re not fooling us.
A zoo in Egypt is denying that it painted a donkey with black and white stripes to make it look like a zebra after photos of the animal cropped up online.
A student by the name Mahmoud Sarhan, 18, had been taking pictures of the animals during a visit last weekend at the International Gardens Park in Cairo.
That’s when he came across this, uh, “zebra”:
Yup, that’s definitely a dodgy-looking zebra, alright.
For real, though, that’s a donkey underneath that poorly done paint-job.
Sarhan wasn’t fooled, either, and he uploaded pics of the donkey to his Facebook account, reports Metro:
We finished our tour then we decided to take some pictures. When we went to the zebra side, there was only one zebra.
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.
I mean, look at it – the smudged paint and huge-ass ears give away that it’s a donkey.
Wildlife experts agree with the assessment. Alex Adams, a wildlife biologist and researcher at Colorado State University, told the Independent:
The stripes (on a zebra) are always defined, never smudged, and zebras can be small but never that small.
The ears are rounded, not oblong and pointy, and of course zebras have black skin, answering that age-old question of them being black with white stripes.
There you go, it’s officially a donkey, finish and klaar.
Zoo director Mohamed Sultan has denied the accusation, claiming that the animal is a legit zebra.
That fake-zebra is not the only ass in this situation.
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