The Daily Treat: Donkey-Zebra Hybrid Born in Italy

07/25/2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

Zonkey Born in Italy: Photo
Ippo the zonkey
What do you get when you cross a zebra with a donkey? A zonkey!

Meet Ippo, the zonkey born Saturday at an animal reserve in Florence, Italy, a first for the country. (A zonkey was born in the United States in 2010, and a few more births have been reported in Germany and China).

The rare (and adorable!) offspring proves opposites do indeed attract: Ippo's parents, a male zebra and a rare female donkey, transcended all boundaries – literally! – with their mutual attraction, mating despite a fence the caretakers erected, according to ANSA.

Move over, Prince George.

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