Cross-breeding various animals sometimes produces the most admirable and adorable results. In Italy, a cross-breed operation in between a male zebra and female donkey produced a healthy pregnancy a few months back, and ultimately, a rare type called a Zonkey was born.
The animal was named Ippo, and carries traits from both parents; for example, her body appears like that of a donkey, but has the stripes of the zebra on her stubborn belly as well as legs! Tests have proven that she can lead a normal and active life. Nevertheless, it is still unknown whether she can replicate healthy offspring.
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