Weird But True Animal Stories

Painting Donkeys Into Zebras In 2010, a Gaza Zoo made headlines when it used masking tape and black hair dye to paint a donkey and turn it into a zebra after an Israeli embargo prevented them from getting the real thing. “The children don’t know,” said Mohammad Dargouthi, “and they are happy to see something new.” Yet another reason to feel sorry for the poor children of Palestine, as if another reason were really needed. Cat Causes Mercury Scare In … Continue reading →

Weird But True Animal Stories

Frozen Cows In A Cabin In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, authorities were contemplating the use of explosives to dislodge a herd of cows that apparently wandered into an old ranger cabin at 11,000 and got stuck there.  They died and froze solid, creating a giantblock of frozen cows.  The carcasses were discovered in late march by a pair of Air Force Academy cadets that were snow shoeing.  It appears the animals had sought the cabin out as shelter during … Continue reading →