When the father is donkey, and the mother is zebra, child is called – zonkey!
The adorable little creature was discovered at the Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya, alongside one of the park’s zebras.
Officials from the animal rescue and rehabilitation organisation the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust found the little foal, they noticed she had stripes but they were rather faint, and only covered about half of her body.
It’s a Zonkey! We’ve connected the dots…. or is that joined the stripes, as to the origins of this unusual character, born to a female zebra helped last year by our SWT/KWS Tsavo Vet Unit. Get the full story at https://t.co/FHCp1VyCuw pic.twitter.com/zrOww0cSHp
— Sheldrick Wildlife (@SheldrickTrust) April 8, 2020
They take a closer look and find out that gorgeous little foal wasn’t really zebra, she was zonkey, the offspring of a zebra and donkey.
Zebra pregnancies last for a full 12 months. So it was easy for the stuff to figure out what excatly happened here. Mommy zebra had spend a lot of time living with the cattle herd.
Mama zebra had ‘obviously become acquainted with an amorous donkey’, according to the statement.