Monday, July 29, 2013

Funked-Up Animal Of The Day: Zonkey

I saw one of these in Tijuana. Except it was just a donkey painted to look like a zebra, which is probably what this is. If not, the poor guy is destined to a life of doing everything half-assed.

From News.com.au.

Zonkey: cutest hybrid ever

A donkey and a zebra have come together to prove Mother Nature doesn't discriminate when it comes to love.

This little guy is the offspring of an affair between said zebra and an endangered species of donkey at an animal reserve in Florence.

So enamoured was the brawny zebra, he climbed his protective fence to spawn a breed of hybrid seen rarely before; a zonkey.

Born in Florence on Saturday, baby Ippo is "the only one of his kind in Italy", according to owner Serena Aglietti, who told ansa.it he is in good health.

Other zonkeys have been reportedly sighted in Germany, China and Georgia.

5 comments:

  1. Aw, he is a cute little guy. :)

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  2. Aww, bless his heart. I hope he can find a peer group.

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  3. There's this eccentric hermit guy just outside my neighborhood. He has THREE zonkies! And a one-hump camel, and a two-hump camel, and a bunch of llamas or alpacas (I don't know the difference...) I should get a picture!

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  4. "I saw one of these in Tijuana. Except it was just a donkey painted to look like a zebra"

    Anybody else read this and expect to hear Cary's horror story about accidentally walking in on a Tijuana " donkey show "?

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