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Zebra Donkey Hybrid Born in Georgia

A zedonk was born recently at an animal reserve in Dahlonega, Georgia (Chestatee Wildlife Preserve).  Zebras and donkeys very rarely mate, but it is not unheard of for them to do so. A zedonk typically results from the pairing of a male zebra and a female donkey. Zedonks are usually sterile because they are missing a chromosome. According to a Science Daily article, “the offspring of an interspecific cross very often are sterile; this hybrid sterility prevents the movement of genes from one species to the other, keeping both species distinct.”

Zedonks are also called Zonkeys, but Zedonk is considered the proper name.

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5:04PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

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1:04PM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

Sexy Beasts!

9:33PM PDT on Aug 25, 2010

he looks cute,hope it really did happen naturally.

5:23PM PDT on Aug 9, 2010

Very intersting and adorable...

2:25AM PDT on Aug 4, 2010


9:22AM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

Cute. I am glad that this was not done on purpose. Just let nature be.

6:16AM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

Really interesting and beautiful result.

6:21AM PDT on Aug 2, 2010

He's cute, but if this is a man-made deal it's annoying. We don't do enough to care for the animals already here...why are we making new ones?

1:13AM PDT on Aug 2, 2010

Isn't it a wonderful thing that Nature can without the interference of man, his drugs, and his experiments create something this amazing?
When will we humans learn just to leave the Earth alone? Has no one heard of the wise but plain and simple statement of "If it isn't broken, don't try and fix it?"

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