Ippo the Zonkey

How freakin’ adorable is baby Ippo the zonkey? 

From ScienceAlert: “This is Ippo, a three-month-old Italian zonkey. She is the result of a union between a male zebra and a female Amiata donkey, which is an endangered breed of donkey native to southern Tuscany. Genetic differences between the zebra and the donkey – donkeys have 62 chromosomes and zebras have between 32 and 46 – mean that hybrids like this are most often the result of a male zebra pairing with a female donkey. So far there have only been three recorded cases of a male donkey siring a zebra hybrid.

Read more: http://bit.ly/19hCFeg via My Modern Met

Image: Firenze la Repubblica”


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