A Tijuana Zebra is a donkey that has been painted with stripes so that it looks like a zebra. The donkey or ass, Equus asinus, is a member of the Equidae or horse family and an odd-toed ungulate. Zebras are African Equids best known for their distinctive white and black stripes
Tijuana zebras have been a popular tourist attraction in Tijuana, Mexico, a city that borders the United States, since the 1940s. Tijuana (ˌtiːəˈwɑːnə Spanish, ti'xwana|ti'ʍana is the largest city of the Mexican state of Baja California, situated on the U The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949 Events and trends The 1940s was a period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s which also leads the period to be 
The Tijuana painted donkey or Tijuana Zebra, came about some time in the middle of the twentieth century, the reason for painting the donkeys was to ensure that the animal be seen in photographs. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Since the donkeys were mostly white, on sunny days with the old black and white cameras the donkey would be seen as ghostly figure. A long-time tourist staple, the donkeys are stored on a hillside below the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana when they are not posing for photographs.