Cash-strapped zoo paints a donkey to look like a zebra

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Slate.com has a funny/sad story of a dilapidated zoo in Gaza. Marah, located near a refugee camp, is one of the only amusement centers for local families who live with no respite from the clashes and clampdowns that turn their neighborhood into a war zone.

Although customers regularly admire the lone, sullen zebra from the other side of its cage bars, few of them have recognized its true lineage: It's actually a painted donkey.