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Saturday 20 September 2014

Is a 'zonkey' or a 'debra'? Rare half-zebra half-donkey born at zoo in Mexico

Published 25/04/2014 | 12:42

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ZOOKEEPERS in northern Mexico have welcomed a rare zebra-donkey cross.

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Reynosa Zoo in Mexico have said the zonkey, named Khumba, was born on April 21.

His mother is a zebra called Rayas, while h is father is Ignacio, a dwarf albino donkey who lives on a nearby farm.

His mother lives with him at the zoo.

Rayas used to visit Ignacio every afternoon and the donkey would also cross into the zoo to see her.

Eventually the zebra got pregnant, surprising the zoo staff.

Khumba is a rare case in the animal world because the zebra and donkey chromosomes are not usually compatible.

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