And judging from the pictures, online animal experts sided with Mahmoud, according to CBS News.
However, a vet recruited by local news group Extranews.tv said that a real zebra's nose is black, and that their stripes are more consistent and parallel than the one on display in the photograph.
Mahmoud Sarhan, a student visiting Cairo's International Garden, put the photos on Facebook.
The beast appears to have unusually large ears as well as suspicious blotches of black on its snout and body, but Sahran wrote in the photo caption that it was the animal's recognizable braying sound that well and truly gave it away. We note with some amusement, however, that a conveniently placed Google street view from 2017 exists of the exact location from which Sarhan posted the now-viral picture. Or is it actually a donkey painted to look like a zebra? He wrote in Arabic: "The stupidity has reached in the country that they brought a local donkey and painted it to look like a zebra".
A zoo in Gaza couldn't get zebras into the area because of the blockade in 2009.
Sultan added that the animals are well taken care of and are inspected regularly to ensure their welfare.
This isn't the first time a zoo has tried to pull the wool over visitor's eyes.
It remains to be seen whether a potentially painted donkey will cause the kind of stir created five years ago when a Chinese zoo claimed to house a lion, when the animal in the lion's cage was, in fact, a dog.
Actress Roseanne Barr waves on her arrival to the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018. Barr again said that she was stunned when ABC first contacted her about the tweet.
It is also true that Ozil was among the poorest performers among a poor German team at the World Cup in Russian Federation . Ozil has not commented about his decision since his arrival in Singapore on Monday with Arsenal.
Sergio Marchionne , the freewheeling turnaround artist who architected and brokered the revival of Fiat and Chrysler , has died. It also claims that Marchionne is now being kept alive only by machines, and that doctors said there was no hope of recovery.
He also insisted that Iran should remove all long-range missiles and its air defense system from the country, media said. The Su-22 was believed to have been among the Syrian and Russian planes targeting ISIS-held towns along the frontier.
Google's biggest earner during the quarter was advertising which brought in total revenues of $28.1 billion. Pichai says the retailer "is migrating key areas of its business to the Google Cloud platform".
The Justice Department essentially says it's trying to comply, but that these Republicans want a lot, and it takes times. The House passed a resolution last month demanding full compliance with the subpoenas.
Farmers rolled large hay bales into the road 29 kilometres into Tuesday's stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon. Four-time champ Chris Froome said he " just felt throat and nose were burning, eyes were burning afterwards ".
Staff members at the Indian and South Korean embassies said they were unaware of any unusual incident and were working as normal. Exact information regarding the cause of the explosion still remains unknown at the moment, as reported by the Mirror .
In other areas, it said , "polling staff appeared to be biased toward a certain party", without naming the party. "Today what they have done has pushed Pakistan back 30 years..." "People will not bear it", he added.
The country's state media later suggested that Mr Kim visted a potato farm when he should have been meeting with Mr Pompeo. In May, North Korean officials invited global reporters to watch the destruction of tunnels at its nuclear testing area.
Welcome to Mars-now with a liquid lake!
It's tempting to think of this feature as a lake, given that the area with high reflectivity is several kilometers in diameter. The footprints are color-coded corresponding to the "power" of the radar signal reflected from features below the surface.
China says there will be 'no winner' in global trade war
In a speech aimed largely at the Trump administration in the US, President Xi said there could be no victor in any trade war. Ramaphosa says he's concerned that worldwide trade laws are being violated as a result of countries acting unilaterally.
Canada shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto
Canada traditionally has relatively low levels of gun violence, particularly compared with its neighbor the United States. It said Hussain suffered "severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life".
People must come out to vote in historic election, urges Imran
Rescue workers move the body of Ikramullah Gandapur, who was killed in the suicide bombing in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday, July 22. Gandapur's party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, condemned the attack, but campaigning continued ahead of Wednesday's polls.