Raw video: Rare baby zonkey born in Mexico zoo

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 8:34 AM

REYNOSA, Mexico -- A zoo in northern Mexico welcomed a rare baby zonkey, a cross between a donkey and zebra.

Reynosa Zoo in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said the animal, which they have named Khumba was born on April 21.

It said Khumba's mother is a female zebra called Rayas while the father is a dwarf, blue-eyed albino donkey named Ignacio that lives on a nearby farm.

According to the zoo, Rayas used to visit Ignacio every afternoon and the donkey would also cross into the zoo to see her.

Eventually, the zebra got pregnant.

The zoo says Khumba is a rare case in the animal world because the zebra and donkey chromosomes are not compatible.

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