Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Zebra + Donkey = Zedonk



DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A newborn zedonk, an unusual cross between a donkey and a zebra, is attracting attention at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in north Georgia.

The animal, which has a zebra father and donkey mother, has black stripes prominently displayed on her legs and face. She was born at the preserve about a week ago.

C.W. Wathen, the Dahlonega preserve's founder and general manager, says the foal has a zebra's instincts. Wathen says she sits up instead of lying on her side, as if she's staying alert for predators.

Donkeys and zebras don't usually mate, but zedonks turn up occasionally.


Article and photo: LA Times

1 comment:

  1. It's soooo cute! Thanks for showing us the photo.

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