Zonkey

ZeedonkOther names: zebrass, zebronkey, zeedonk, zedonk, zebadonk, zenkey, donbra, zebrinny, or deebra

They zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. Usually a male zebra is paired with an ass mare or horse mare, but the opposite can also occur (see also Haldane’s rule / law). As with so many hybrids, the species have different number of chromosomes: a donkey has 62 chromosomes and a zebra (depending on which species) has 42 – 62 chromosomes… The hybrid zonkey has a number of chromosomes in between of both parents.

Zonkeys are generally more easily bred than a zorse, because the donkey and zebra communicate quite similair, this is not the case with a horse and zebra.

Hybrids between the ass and zebra were mentioned by Charles Darwin in his Origin of Species (1859).

3 Responses to “Zonkey”

  1. I love strange creatures I saw one before.

  2. i like this this are very strange creatures and i like that

  3. I remember as a kid (late 60’s/early 70’s) that a Zonkey was a booby prize on Monty Hall’s “Let’s Make A Deal” (Behind door number 3?)

    At the time I thought it was a joke and that no such beast could exist, but it does.

    I can’t imagine a Zonkey being given away as a booby prize on a TV game today without PETA going all Zonkey on their ass.

    -bernieS

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