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#104988 - 09 Oct 09 11:02 Painted donkeys
bishopslips Offline
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This made me laugh.


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Zookeepers in Gaza have found a creative way of drawing crowds to their dilapidated zoo.

They have been painting their donkeys to make them look like zebras.

The Marah Land Zoo's only two zebras died of hunger earlier this year when they were neglected during the Israel-Hamas war.

The popular animals were considered too expensive to replace so the keepers decided to paint a pair of donkeys as zebras instead.

Mohammed Bargouthi, the owner of the zoo said it would have cost more than US$40,000 (NZ$53,778) to bring in a real zebra via smuggling tunnels reports the BBC.

Instead, masking tape and black hair dye applied with a paint-brush were used to give the white female donkeys black and white patterns.

Hasan Yaseen said his three children had never seen a real zebra and they enjoyed the Gaza zoo version.

Aside from the two 'zebras,' the zoo also houses an aging tigress, two monkeys, and a selection of birds, rabbits and cats.



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#104992 - 09 Oct 09 12:42 Re: Painted donkeys [Re: bishopslips]
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next they'll be firing cardboard cut-out rockets into israel.
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#104998 - 09 Oct 09 14:12 Re: Painted donkeys [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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that's just criminal!
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