Telegraph the 'zonkey' born at Crimean zoo

A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival—a "zebroid", or "zonkey", which was born after a lonesome zebra got intimate with a donkey.

'Zonkey' baby Ippo draws crowds in Florence

An act of love between Martin the zebra and Giada the donkey in the romantic Italian city of Florence has produced a rare "zonkey" baby that is drawing crowds to an unusual exotic animal shelter.

Google to animal lovers: no hit-and-run on donkey

Google on Wednesday moved to reassure users that no animals were harmed in the making of its popular maps after a street view picture surfaced of a donkey lying on the side of a road.

Flycatchers' genomes explain how one species became two

Just how new species are established is still one of the most central questions in biology. In an article in the leading scientific journal Nature, researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden describe how they mapped the ...

A boring life -- the Asiatic wild ass in the Mongolian Gobi

Wild asses are descendants of the original ancestors of the horse and the donkey. Unfortunately most species of wild ass are now in danger of extinction, largely as a direct result of human activities such as hunting and ...

Identity of Pompeii's mystery horse revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The identity of a mysterious breed of "horse" which has baffled experts since its remains were uncovered at Pompeii has been resolved by a Cambridge University researcher – who realised it was a donkey.

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