The Marah Zoo in Gaza has painted a donkey with black and white stripes, and touts their “locally made” Zebra. Oh dear.
To be fair, to say this zoo is having hard times would be a vast understatement. From the Slate article:
The idea of a zoo creating a fake zebra sounds preposterous, but this is Gaza, which, after two years of an economic blockade, is renowned for recycling, repurposing, and smuggling just about anything that can’t be imported legally. The zoo, in a way, represents all three of these coping mechanisms: a couple of house cats stand in for wild cats; the lion was drugged and smuggled through a tunnel from Egypt; and the zebra, as Berghat joked, was “locally made.”
Thanks again to Peggy Wong for the tip.