Rare Zebra-Donkey Hybrid Born in Georgia

Jul 28, 2010
Outside Magazine

A donkey-zebra hybrid was born at a Georgia wildlife preserve about a week ago, the Gainesville Times reports.

The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve usually attracts visitors with its white tigers, but the zedonk is the new sensation. Only a few other zedonks (or zonkeys, if you prefer) are known to exist, including one born in 2005 in Barbados, two at Groombridge Place in England, and a few at Wild Animal Safari in Missouri. 

While Georgia's new zedonk was born to a donkey mother, "the baby zedonk’s instincts are all zebra," said the zookeeper. For more on hybrid animals and zedonks, check out this Outside article.

--Erin Beresini

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