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An unlikely love story ends with rare baby zonkey

Khumba the zonkey and her mother, Rayas, at the zoo in Mexico. Credit: APTN

A rare zonkey - an unusual zebra and donkey crossbreed - has been born at a zoo in northern Mexico.

Khumba was born on April 21 at the Reynosa Zoo in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Khumba's father Ignacio, a dwarf, blue-eyed albino donkey named Ignacio, lives on a nearby farm. Credit: APTN

Khumba's mother is a female zebra called Rayas, while the father is a dwarf, blue-eyed albino donkey named Ignacio.

Khumba was born on April 21 at the Reynosa Zoo in Mexico. Credit: APTN

The unlikely love story began when Rayas visited Ignacio, who lives on a nearby farm.

Khumba's legs are stripey like his mother Rayas'. Credit: APTN

She then started visiting Ignacio every afternoon, while he would return the favour with a trip to the zoo - leading to Khumba's arrival.