E’ nato in Kenya un esemplare di Zonkey!

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Pasqua con sorpresa al Parco Nazionale Tsavo Est, in Kenya.

Nei giorni scorsi, infatti, è nato in Kenya un piccolo esemplare di Zonkey, ovvero il frutto di un’incrocio tra la mamma zebra ed il papà asino.

Lo Zonkey, o “zebrasino” in italiano, è stato scoperto al Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya e combina il corpo robusto del padre asino e le gambe a strisce della madre zebra.

Su Sheldrick Wildlife Trust sono state pubblicate le prime e tenere foto. “Le zonkeys sono muli, il che significa che il cucciolo non sarà in grado di riprodursi con successo una volta raggiunta la maturità.” è possibile leggere sulla pagina Facebook.

Al momento, mamma e cucciolo sono liberi e in un’area rigogliosa e priva di predatori.

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Working with wildlife, one learns to expect the unexpected. Even the most seemingly straightforward story can eventually reveal its true stripes and end up surprising us all. This is certainly the case with a wayward zebra that our SWT/KWS Tsavo Vet Unit moved from community land back to a protected area last year. It was an uneventful translocation, and she has been thriving in her new home ever since. We were pleasantly surprised to recently discover that she had given birth — and that surprise reached new heights when we realized that her foal was not a zebra, but a zebra-donkey hybrid called a zonkey! Zebras have a 12-month gestation period, so it’s not difficult to connect the dots. During her time living with the community last year, she had clearly become acquainted with an amorous donkey. We’re happy to report that mum and baby are in perfect health, and we look forward to watching this unusual family unit continue to flourish. Read the full story on our website, at: sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/news/updates/zonkey _________ Photos © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #SheldrickTrust #DSWT #zebra #zonkey #kenya #whyilovekenya #conservation #tsavo #protect #africa #wildlife

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