This is not the first attempt by a zoo to market dubious specimens to unsuspecting visitors.
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Zoo visitor Mahmoud Sarhan spotted what he said was a donkey painted to look like a zebra at Cairo's International Garden public park. Subscribe to the Standard Group SMS service by texting "NEWS" to 22840.
As well as the difference in size and ears, zebras have black snouts. "I knew the shape of donkeys and also I knew the shape of zebras so it was easy to know". In 2009, unable to find a way around the Israeli blockade, a zoo in Gaza painted two donkeys to look like zebras, while in 2013, a Chinese zoo tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as an African lion. A different zoo in China used blow-up penguins for a display.
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