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Zonkey: rare zebra-donkey born in Italy

by | 24th, July 2013


TO Florence, where a zonkey is making news. A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. says it’s a rare animal, although not as rare as a piger (tiger-penguin cross ) and not as common as a toyger (tiger-pet cat cross).

Ippo the zonkey was carried by a rare breed donkey and fathered by a zebra confiscated from a failing zoo.  The pair met at an animal sanctuary.


Ansa reports:

Ippo was not bread intentionally, but is the product of the zebra’s determination after he climbed a protective fence to get to the donkey, the reserve managers said.

The zebra is part spider on his mother’s side…

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