Rare Zebra-Donkey Hybrid Born in China

Half-zebra, half-donkey ... is it a 'zebrass'?

By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 5, 2011 1:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Whether you call it a "zonkey" or a "donkra," one thing is sure: The creature born Sunday at a zoo in Southeast China is certainly rare. So far the foal—a cross between a female zebra and a male donkey who freely occupied the same enclosure—looks like a tall donkey, with faint black-and-white stripes on its body and legs. Though there were some complications at birth, the 65-pound creature is healthy and on display at the Xiamen Haicang Zoo, reports the Telegraph.

A rare female zebra and male donkey hybrid, known as a donkra or zonkey, has been born at Xiamen Haicang zoo in south east China.
A rare female zebra and male donkey hybrid, known as a donkra or zonkey, has been born at Xiamen Haicang zoo in south east China.   (telegraphtv)
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A rare female zebra and male donkey hybrid, known as a donkra or zonkey, has been born at Xiamen Haicang zoo in south east China.   (telegraphtv)

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