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Zebra Mates With Donkey, Gives Birth To Rare Baby ‘Zonkey’

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  • A zebra in Kenya gave birth to a rare baby ‘zonkey,’ a combination of a zebra and a donkey.
  • According to animal rescue group Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the zebra may have mated with an “amorous” donkey when it stayed with a cattle herd last year.

In an interesting twist of things, a mama zebra surprisingly gave birth to a baby zonkey – a combination of a zebra and a donkey – and it looks extremely adorable!

As recent reports have confirmed, the unusual animal was born in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills National Park. Caregivers from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust spotted the foal and immediately noticed there was something unique about it.

According to the animal rescue group, zebra foals typically have white and brown stripes that turn to black but the little one had “suspiciously light” stripes plus it’s color was “overwhelmingly tawny.”

Although they initially thought the animal may have just wallowed in the mud, they eventually came up with one solid conclusion: the zebra probably mated with a male donkey and therefore, giving birth to a baby zonkey.

In a Facebook post, the organization explained:

“The zonkey combines the sturdy body of its donkey sire and the striped legs of its zebra mother, which makes for a striking creature.”

“We’re happy to report that mum and baby are thriving,” added SWT.

As the group shared, working closely with animals in the wild has made them “expect the unexpected” and so they have connected the dots of the new animal’s origins when the zebra “made herself at home” at a cattle herd last year. It looks like she and an “amorous” local donkey saw a bit of action in there.


The organization also pointed out that while the zonkey “should otherwise lead a normal life, (they) are mules” and so it will not be able to breed when it reaches the age of maturity.

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Funeral Dancers For Hire Are In Demand In Ghana

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  • Ghanaian people have an interesting practice: they hire funeral pallbearers who will dance while carrying a coffin.
  • Benjamin Aidoo said he added some choreography as an additional offer and customers are loving the idea.
  • Because of extravagant funeral trends in the country, Aidoo was able to create new jobs for young people.

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CDC Is Now Encouraging All Americans To Wear Masks As Protection Against COVID-19

Previously, CDC said only health workers and sick people should wear masks.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially announced that wearing face masks in public can help prevent coronavirus infection.
  • According to CDC, COVID-19 can spread through coughing, sneezing, and even talking.
  • The public should wear fabric masks and leave the medical masks for the frontliners.

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Company Makes Awesome ‘Sword Keys’ That Will Make You Feel Like A Real Hero

Opening a door has never been this cool!

  • Hero's Armory makes and sells some of the coolest keys you will ever see.
  • Their keys are inspired by iconic swords from popular films, cartoons, and video games, among others.
  • So far, they have 21 different designs and each key sells at $12.99

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