He’s the unintentional love child between a rescued zebra from a failing zoo and an endangered breed of donkey. Ippo’s caretakers built a fence dividing his would-be parents, but you can’t stop nature. The male zebra would hop over the fence and — ahem — with the donkey. A couple of months later, surprise!
Rare, yes. Surprisingly, though, a few other cases of zonkies have been reported in the past. But we think Ippo’s already earned his stripes as the cutest zonkey around.