Mahmod Berghote stands with one of Marah Zoo's world famous painted donkeys. The zoos two white donkeys caused an international media frenzy when Mahmod and his brother first spent 3 days painting stripes onto them using black hair dye. Unable to find an animal trader to bring a real zebra through the tunnels from Egypt, the Bargote family decided to make a fake pair using white donkeys. The story was reported all over the world as a feel good news piece and often used as an example of the Palestinian peoples resourcefulness during the siege of Gaza. Gaza City, Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territories.