Zedonk Born at Woodbury Farm [VIDEO]

The baby zedonk is brown all over, with the exception of her black and white striped legs.


When a female zebra gets together with a male donkey and has a beautiful baby, that baby is called a zedonk.

If the baby were born to a donkey mom and a zebra dad, the baby would be called a zonkey — not to be confused with the assorted other hybrid names for the hybrid animal: zebrass, zebrula, zebrinny, zebronkey, zebonkey and zebadonk.

A zedonk was born at the end of July, at , 68 Park Rd., Woodbury.

Owner John Hardisty said he raised Sassy the zebra, now 8, since she was 21 days old.

"She had a friend named Earl come visit her for the last three summers and
they finally figured out why they were together last year," he said.

Three times the charm for this unusual Woodbury family.


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Highwire Deer & Animal Farm features a mix of exotic and farm animals, including fallow deer, goats, alpacas, a tortoise, kangaroos, peacocks and emus.

The farm can be reached at 203-263-4522. Children younger than two years of age are admitted at no cost. Admission for all others is $6 per person.

The hours of operation are as follows, unless the weather is inclement: 

  • May: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
  • June - August: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday
  • September: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Christine Rose August 09, 2012 at 01:57 PM
That is one cute critter. :-) Thanks, Jaimie!
Mark Langlois (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I didn't know what to expect. Striped legs was cool. Thanks.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Thanks guys - very cute animal! The farm has some pretty wild beasts there...
Ruth Melchiori August 10, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I love it!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) August 10, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Hi Ruth - Thanks for watching and commenting - Love that this little baby was born in our little town!


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