WATCH: Rare Half-Donkey, Half-Zebra Born
Oh, animal hybrids— quit being so adorable why dontcha?! Just kidding! It’s actually impossible for mixed breed animals to be ugly, especially if you’re a “Donkra,” aka a mix of a male donkey and a female zebra.
A male donkra was born over the weekend at the Xiamen Haicang zoo in China, and the newborn has donkey eyes and zebra legs… squeee!!!
Of course, with any unique animal there are bound to be some catches— and the birth was nothing if not a challenge for the veterinarians. “During birth the donkra choked on its mother’s amniotic fluid, causing asphyxiation,” said Lin Qiaoying, a rep for the zoo. “We had to hold him upside down to remove and clean the fluid from his nose and mouth. We managed to save him in the end.”