Ever thought what would be the result if a domesticated animal cross-bred with a wild one.What are the possibilities of a donkey breeding with a zebra ?
A zebra at the Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya was recently found with a peculiar-looking foal by her side. It had stripes, but they weren’t dark and barely covered her body.
The mama zebra, which doesn’t have a name, was a stray who ventured out of Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park and into a community where she “made herself at home” amongst a local cattle herd, according to the rescue group.
The group, which usually takes care of baby elephants, rhinos and sometimes orphaned zebras, transferred the zebra to the Chyulu National Park.Since zebra pregnancies last 12 months, the team was quickly able to figure out how it all happened. During her time with the cattle herd last year, she had “obviously become acquainted with an amorous donkey,” the news release said.”The zonkey combines the sturdy body of its donkey sire and the striped legs of its zebra mother, which makes for a striking creature,” the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust said.
“While it should otherwise lead a normal life, zonkeys are mules, meaning that it will be unable to successfully breed once it reaches maturity.”The zebra and her baby zonkey are “thriving” in their new habitat, which isn’t swarmed with predators and has enough food and water to keep them happy. Until they’re discovered by a zeal, or a group of wild zebras, the pair will continue to enjoy the park.