Student Mahmoud A. Sarhani visited a zoo in Cairo, Egypt on July 21 and took pictures of the odd-looking zebra.
The creature had unusually long ears and lacked the distinctive mane usually present on the African beasts.
A closer inspection revealed the equine creature was in fact a strategically painted ass.
<I mean, look at the smeared paint on the poor creature!>
Mahmoud shared a photo of the “zebra” on Facebook and the post quickly went viral in Egypt.
Local media in the North African country covered the bizarre incident with a lot of local vets confirming the animal was a donkey.
The zoo's director maintains that it's a zebra and not a donkey. Of course....
Source material: The Sun