In the East Tsavo National Park in Kenya in the spring of 2020, a young zebra was drawn to find something unusual and new. She separated from the herd and began to look for herself in the park and beyond.
She was lucky to escape from the huge number of local predators that live freely in the park, and after that, she joined a herd of cows owned by local farmers.
People did not chase the zebra, but they informed the staff of the reserve about what was happening.
The zebra was taken to more suitable places for her, and she no longer tried to escape, however, she often came to the farmers as if to visit them. And a few months later she came to the farm with a small cub.
The unusual color of the cub immediately attracted everyone’s attention. Its legs were striped, like the mother’s, but the body and ears were characteristic of a donkey’s features and color.
Scientists have established that this is a mestizo of a female zebra and a male donkey, a zonya.
Apparently, the love of a zebra and a donkey knew neither biological canons nor territorial boundaries and continued even after the birth of the unusual baby, since the wild guest continued to visit the “spouse”.