April 29, 2014
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS SPECIES:
What do you get if you cross a donkey with a zebra? A zonkey! (DAILY MAIL, 27 April 2014)
A female zebra called Rayas, and his father, a blue-eyed albino donkey named Ignacio, used to visit every afternoon. Eventually, Rayas became pregnant.The zoo says the animal is extremely rare because zebra and donkey chromosomes were thought to be incompatible.However, Khumba is not the first zonkey. Ippo, a zonkey born in Italy, became a huge sensation when he was born in Florence last year.
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 29, 2014 7:34 PM