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It’s all in the name

News last week that a rare ‘zonkey’ – the offspring of a male zebra and a female donkey – has been born at an animal reserve in Florence,  Italy.

Adorable Ippo, who has the colouring of a donkey but the distinctive stripes of a zebra, is reported to be in good health.  She was apparently born after her father clambered over a fence to reach her mother.

Is it just me or have they missed a trick?  Surely she should have been called “Debra” !!!


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