The colloquial name for the animal that results between the cross-breeding of a zebra and a donkey is zonkey. The scientific name for the offspring of a zebra and any other equine is zebroid. Other names for a zebra-donkey hybrid include zedonk, zebrass, zebrinny and zenkey.Continue Reading
An animal is referred to as a zonkey when it is sired from a male zebra and a female donkey; the name for an animal sired by a male donkey and a female zebra is a zedonk. In appearance, zonkeys generally resemble donkeys more than zebras, with large heads and ears. They are brown, tan, or grey in color with a lighter underside. Their stripes are most visible on their legs and belly.
Zonkeys are found in African savannas and woodlands, where zebras and donkeys naturally cohabitate. Many zonkeys are found in zoos, where they are generally bred deliberately.Learn more about Animal Reproduction