Adorable 'Zonkey,' Half Zebra Half Donkey, Is Born In Mexican Zoo

A rare and unusual cross-breed made its debut at a zoo in Mexico.

It's a zonkey, a cross between a zebra and a donkey.

The animal, named Khumba, was born at the Reynosa Zoo on April 21 and there was a little romance involved.

WTVY reports Khumba's mother, a female zebra named Rayas, and his father, a blue-eyed albino donkey named Ignacio, used to visit each every afternoon. Eventually, Rayas became pregnant.

Reynosa is the largest city of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

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The zoo says the specimen is extra rare because zebra and donkey chromosomes were not thought to be compatible.

Though rare, Khumba is not the first zonkey. Ippo, a zonkey born in Italy, became a huge sensation -- and tourist attraction -- when he was born in Florence last year. Ippo was spawned after his dad, a zebra, jumped over a fence into an enclosure housing donkeys.

The mix breeds are also in Japan, China and the United States.

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