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A rare zonkey is born in Kenya

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Published: Apr. 19, 2020 at 12:08 AM PDT
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Is that a Zebra or a Donkey? Well, it's Zonkey!

A zebra at the Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya was spotted with tiny foal by a Zebra's side. It had stripes, but they weren't dark and barely covered her body.

When the staff at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust inspected the foal, they discovered it wasn't a zebra, but a Zonkey.

In a

, the rescue group says a Zonkey is a highly unusual hybrid between a zebra and donkey.

"We're happy to report that mum and baby are thriving," said the rescue group in a news release. "Their new home is in an area that isn't plagued by heavy predation and thanks to the lush conditions, water and grass plentiful it is a good place to call home."

The animal organization says the zebra wandered out of the National park and became a honorary member of a local woman's cattle herd. The group says since zebra pregnancies last twelve months, so it's not difficult to connect the dots.

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