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(April 25) Today's Top Headlines - Zonkey born in a zoo in Mexico

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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 9:19 am

A zonkey, a rare cross between a zebra and a donkey, has been born at a zoo in northern Mexico.

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 eventually she got pregnant.

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

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