Watch: Trevor Noah makes powerful point after zoo in Egypt turns donkey into zebra

The internet had a little giggle last week when an Egyptian zoo got caught showing a zebra that was actually just a donkey. Trevor Noah weighs in…


A story broke last week about an Egyptian zoo that had painted two donkeys in stripes, trimmed their manes and called them Zebras. They nearly got away with it but people started noticing the stripes melting in the heat, their paint started smudging.

Their snouts were also pink (Zebra have black snouts) and the ears were much longer.

The zoo has denied that it is a donkey but many have already spotted the difference. People are not really upset about the fib, rather they find it a little comical and seem to have moved on from it.

This isn’t the first time a zoo has tried to dupe people. According to the BBC, a zoo in China tried to pass a dog off as a lion… not kidding!

Trevor Noah, however, has a fairly powerful point to make about the deception. He blames pollution and humans for killing off wild animals, saying this will be the future of zoos! He also explains how to say Zebra, it’s not “Zee-bra”. Take a look below.

Sources: Twitter / BBC
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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