Meet Ippo, A Super Rare Zonkey, Half-Zebra, Half-Donkey (8 Pics)

Ippo is a super rare and super adorable half-zebra, half-donkey who was born in Florence, Italy.

The breed is called zonkey and is a result of a male zebra and female donkey cross-breeding.

There are a number of different zebroids, which is a cross-breed of a zebra and any other member of the horse family.

But Ippo’s case is special and she is the only zonkey in the whole of Italy.

Ippo’s parents met on an animal reserve in Florence. His father, Marin the zebra, rebelliously jumped over the fence to enter the area of the endangered donkeys of Amiata.

He then mated with Ippo’s mother, Giada, a donkey, and 12 months on, Ippo was born!

Ippo carries traits from both his parents, both in terms of appearance and personality.

They are unfortunately infertile due to an odd number of chromosomes which affect a key process of reproduction.

Nonetheless, Ippo should be able to live a healthy and full life.

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!