Zebra And Donkey Makes A … Zonkey?

A zonkey has been born in a Florence animal reserve in Italy according to the Latin Times.

What is a zonkey? It’s a hybrid animal that comes when you mix a zebra and donkey.

The zonkey born on Saturday in Italy has been named Ippo according to New York Daily News.

Ippo the zonkey’s father is a zebra and his mother is a donkey.

This was quiet the accident according to the New York Daily News.

“Owner Serena Aglietti built a fence to separate the two animals. But somehow, in the golden light of a field in Florence, love flowered.”

“Ippo is the only one of his kind in Italy,” Serena Aglietti said.

The Latin Times reported that The Florence Animal Reserve is managed by the Aglietti family and the animals are the reserve are typically seized from private zoos throughout the country.

The strange little hybrid has mixed features from both of his parents.

Aglietti told reporters that the male donkey had managed to make it’s way around the barrier that Aglietti had built to keep the two apart.

The Inquisitr previous has reported on other little hybrid creators.

In June, three liligers had been born in Russia. Liligers are a rare mix between a male lion and a female liger. The three little fur balls where all female and all adorable.

Other rare animals seem to be making their rounds in the news lately, what with the two-faced kitten and the rare blue lobster both making news.

While this may be the only zonkey in Italy, reports have stated that there are other zonkeys located in China, Germany and even Georgia.

Pippi was a zonkey born at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in near Dahlonega, Georgia, in 2010 according to the New York Daily News

The New York Daily News stated: Zonkeys, sometimes calls zedonks or zebroids, are a rare sight. They are usually a cross between a male zebra and a female donkey. These hybrid animals are usually unable to reproduce, due to the incompatability of their parents’ chromosomes.

What do you think of this little zonkey?

[Image via Huffington Post]