White Donkeys + Black Paint = Zebras

DIYzebra.jpgSo goes the math at one Gaza Strip zoo. In a story ready made for ReadyMade, officials at the Marah Land Zoo decided to outsmart the animal import restrictions that had left their establishment woefully lacking in zebras by stocking up on white donkeys and black paint (OK, technically black hair dye). According to an Agence France Presse report, the donkey-to-zebra makeover is a two-day process done by a professional painter “and entails the use of sticky tape and French-made hair coloring” (although we have a feeling that the zoo director told the reporter from Der Spiegel that it was German-made). The zoo’s DIY zebras are a hit with patrons, who can also visit an aging camel, two ostriches, and a selection of birds.