If you think this is a joke than you are mistaken. MSN ran a story today on a zoo in Gaza that painted a donkey to look like a zebra. In an effort to do this humanely they used human hair dye to make the black stripes. If you continue through the story the animals in the area seem to have very bad luck. Makes zoos in other part of the world look vacation destinations for animals.
Donkey Business: The Only Zebra is Gaza