The Null Device

A Shetland pony on a farm in Cumbria has unexpectedly given birth to a half-horse, half-zebra hybrid. The hybrid foal has some zebra-like stripes; the question remains whether it is a zorse, a zetland or something else altogether.
A cross between a horse and a zebra is rare but by no means unheard of. Colchester Zoo in Essex has had three zeedonks - crosses between a Chapman's Zebra and a black ass - since 1983.

(Today's word of the day is zeedonk. Say it after me....)

A horse has 64 chromosomes; the zebra has 44. The zorse that results from cross breeding will have a number of chromosomes that is somewhere in between.

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