What animal looks like a horse, but has black and white stripes all over his body? A zebra, of course. This might be so, but a visitor at a Cairo zoo wasn’t fooled when he encountered an animal with these apparent attributes.
Earlier this week, student Mahmoud Sarhan went to Cairo’s International Garden Municipal Park and found what appeared to be a donkey whose body and mane had been painted with black and white stripes. The dead giveaways to the animal’s true identity were the donkey’s small size, long, pointy ears (real zebras have smaller, rounder ears) — and the paint smudges across his face.
Sarhan posted a photo on Twitter, and it went viral, inviting comments from all around the world.