Officials Confirm Rare Italian-born Baby Zonkey in Good Health
Animal reserve officials are confirming that the rare Italian-born baby Zonkey is in good health now.
The rare Ippo was born in 2010. It has one part as zebra and the other as a donkey. All of its parts are fuzzy and extremely adorable, the officials said.
The newly born foal is born to a male zebra and a female donkey at an animal reserve in Florence, Italy.
As the story of Ippo's birth reads, the animal reserve adopted its father when he was rescued from a failing zoo. On the other hand, his mother Donkey is from Amiata, which is declared as an endangered animal species.
Despite a fence separation between the two animals at the animal reserve, officials said that the zebra succeeded in climbing over and mated with the donkey. Ippo was then conceived.
Ms. Serena Aglietti, one of the employees at the reserve, said in a statement that Ippo is the only zonkey of her kind in Italy.
The zonkey was born at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Georgia on July 21, 2010. C. W. Wathen is the owner of the animal preserve where the zonkey was born. "She's still like a child, so she just runs and plays around," said Wathen. "The other animals treat her like a member of the herd."
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