In Black & White

  Seth Haniel 09:40 09 Oct 2009
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A zoo in Gaza has found a novel way to get around Israeli restrictions on the importation of animals by partly dyeing two donkeys so they resemble zebras.

The owner of the Marah Land zoo in Gaza City said he had used masking tape and black hair dye, applied with a paint-brush, to disguise the white females.

Mohammed Bargouthi said it would have cost him more than $40,000 to bring in a real zebra via smuggling tunnels.

Children seemed delighted by the new additions and happily played with them.


"The first time we used paint but it didn't look good," Mr Bargouthi told the Reuters news agency. "The children don't know, so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new."
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  Grey Goo 11:18 09 Oct 2009

Seems the Customs officers "Should have gone to Specsavers."

  morddwyd 20:26 09 Oct 2009

I hope they film the removal of the masking tape!

  mrwoowoo 20:40 09 Oct 2009

"Seems the Customs officers "Should have gone to Specsavers."
They didn't import anything.
They dyed their donkeys to look like Zebra as it was too expensive to import real donkeys.

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