What Two Animals Make a Zebra?

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There are no two animals that make up a zebra. It is its own species. They resemble the horse and donkey, but are in a class of their own.

Zebras are popular for their black and white bodies, and how their stripes differ from zebra to zebra. The zebra's family is Equidae, with two possible subgenera: Hippotigris or Dolichohippus. These family and subgenera combinations make zebras their own, unique type of animal. They are related to the horse and the donkey, and can breed with both of these animals to make other exotic species. For example, if a horse and a zebra mate, the result is called a zorse. If bred with a donkey, they result is the zonkey or zedonk.