If you thought baby donkeys were cute, wait until you get a load of this zonkey!
A zebra at the Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya was recently found with a peculiar-looking foal by her side. It had stripes, but they weren't dark and barely covered her body.
When caregivers at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an animal rescue and rehabilitation organization, examined the foal up close, they were excited to discover it wasn't a zebra after all -- but a zonkey, a zebra-donkey hybrid.
"Working with wildlife, one learns to expect the unexpected," the rescue group said in a news release on Wednesday. "Even the most seemingly straightforward story can eventually reveal its true stripes and end up surprising us all."
|The Zebra and her baby zonkey|