What is a Zonkey?

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A Zonkey – You’ve got to admit, he’s pretty cute

Ok, we knew you were going to ask about the Zonkey eventually, so here’s some information from our friends at Wikipedia:

“A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. Donkeys are closely related to zebras and both animals belong to the horse family. Zonkeys are very rare”. If you’re being picky, then information from a great website, the A-Z of Animals says that it can only really be classed as a Zonkey if it is sired from a male Zebra and a female Donkey. If you have a male Donkey and female Zebra then you end up with a Zebadonk.

Sadly the Zonkey is a sterile creature, similar to the Mule and Liger, so it cannot produce offspring of it’s own. Zonkeys can live in the wild though, although they are very rare and the majority of Zonkeys are found in zoos around the world.

A recent birth in Mexico (April 2014) shows a video of a baby Zonkey. Well worth a watch! www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4-KxqF-3vQ

We may just provide web design services, and not actually keep or look after these animals, but, Zonkey as a name just sounds good doesn’t it. Could you really see us being called Zebadonk Solutions though? I mean, come on, seriously now…

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