Fake zebra seized in Ukraine
The fake zebra, four other horses and two ponies were allegedly poorly fed, says Ukrainian newspaper Segodnya.
The animals were made to work at a park in the region’s capital Sevastopol. Many visitors were keen to ride and have their photograph taken atop the odd-toed ungulate, even though it was obviously not a real zebra.
All the equines are now being kept at a farm near the city.
The owners may face a $5,000 dollar fine if they are found guilty of mistreating the animals.
It is not the first time that such a stunt has been pulled. In 2009, there were reports of a fake zebra in a Gaza zoo, which was actually a painted donkey.