he Marah Land Zoo's only two zebras died of hunger earlier this year when they were neglected during the Israel-Hamas war.
The popular animals were too expensive to replace, so the keepers decided to design a pair of donkeys with black and white patterns instead.
Ahmad Barghouti says a professional painter used French-manufactured hair coloring to make the donkeys look like zebras.
Hasan Yaseen said Thursday since his three children have never seen a real zebra, they enjoy the Gaza version.
Aside from the two "zebras", the zoo also flaunts an aging tigress, two monkeys and a selection of birds, rabbits and cats.