Meet the Zonkey: Half Zebra, Half Donkey
Ippo, a zebra-donkey hybrid, born in Italy
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2013 2:04 PM CDT
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(Newser) – His dad is a zebra. His mom is a donkey. That makes Ippo, a foal born this week in Florence, Italy, an extremely rare hybrid called the zonkey. Ippo was conceived after her father jumped a fence that separated him from an endangered species of donkey at the nature reserve where they both live, reports ABC News. Ippo is reportedly healthy—interbreeding among different species in the horse family typically works—though her mismatched chromosomes will likely mean she is infertile, the Los Angeles Times reports, so cross-breeding her with a horse to make a zemule is probably out of the question.

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Tology
Jul 30, 2013 11:08 AM CDT
Reminds me of some of the women I see at walmart, big ass in zebra striped pants.
apocalypso
Jul 29, 2013 4:26 PM CDT
Zebras are the greatest because even in captivity, they CANNOT be domesticated. Try to force a zebra to let you ride it, and it'll stomp you to death or tear you apart with it's teeth. A zebra will literally fight to the death before it will allow itself to be domesticated or "trained" like some stupid submissive horse. I adore them.
HANKHILL
Jul 29, 2013 12:06 PM CDT
looks like kerry!