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Copy of Zebra+Donkey=Zonkey

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Zebra+Donkey=Zonkey
Basic Facts about Zebras
Did You Know?
Basic Facts
about Donkeys
Did you know?
More Facts
about Donkeys
Color- Black, White, and Brown
Skin Type- Hair
Size- 6-9 feet(Length)
Weight- 485lbs-893lbs
Speed- 25mph
Location- Eastern and Southeastern Africa
Habitat- Open Grassland and Plains
Diet- Herbivore (Plant-eater)
Prey- Grasses, Leaves, and Buds
Predators- Lions, Leopards, and Hyenas
~ Zebras sleep standing up in groups,
herds, so they can warn each other
of danger. Example: Lion, Leopard, etc.
Life Span- 20-30 years
Reproduction- Sexual
Gestation Period- 10-12 months
Litter Size- 1 (average)
Color- Grey, Brown, and Black
Skin- Fur
Size- 35in-51in (Height)
Weight- 441lbs-570lbs
Speed- 15mph
Location- Northeast Africa and Asia
Habitat- Arid Forests and Deserts
Diet- Herbivore
Prey- Grass, Weeds, and Vegetables
Predators- Fox, Wolf, and Lion
~ There are more than 44 million donkeys throughout the world today.
Life Span- 15-30 years
Reproduction- Sexual
Gestation Period- 11-14 months
Litter Size- 1 (average)
By Julianna Marotta
Classification of Zebras
table of
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-zebras
- donkeys
-zonkeys

Common Name- Zebra
Scientific Name- Equus zebra
Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Mammalia
Order- Perissodactyla
Family- Equidae
Genus- Equus
Classification
of Donkeys
Common Name- Donkey
Scientific Name- Equus asinus
Kingdom-Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Mammalia
Order- Perissodactyla
Family- Equidae
Genus- Equus
Pictures of Zebras, Donkeys, and Zonkeys
Classification of Zonkeys
Common Name- Zonkey
Scientific Name- Equus zebra x Equus asinus
Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Mammalia
Order- Perissodactyla
Family- Equidae
Genus- Equus
Arid Forest
Works Cited:
More Facts about Zebras
Endangered or Threatened?
The zebra's population is decreasing because of habitat loss. This decrease is the result of increasing levels of human activity. Currently, the Zebra is listed under the Threatened Species list and are likely to become Endangered in the future.
2008-2013. a-z animals. www.a-z-animals.com/zonkey/
2008-2013. a-z animals. www.a-z-animals.com/zebra/
2008-2013. a-z animals. www.a-z-animals.com/donkey/
~ A zebra's stripe pattern is unique to every zebra just like our fingerprint is unique to every human.
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~Zebras spend 60% to 80% of their day grazing in fields and drinking at water holes
~Zebras are thought to have natural protection to certain parasites. This has led people to breed Zebras and Donkeys or Horses.
Natural Features
and Adaptations
~ Zebra's long, slender legs and narrow hooves are designed for speed (25mph)
~ Their black and white stripes help them to identify each other when they are in a herd.
~ Zebras have long and slender necks and heads so they can easily reach grass on the ground
~ Zebras have evolved to run incredibly fast so they can escape from dangerous predators; they also rely on the open plains for survival.
~ They are also resilient against specific parasites due to an adaptation to stay alive.
Zebra
Donkey
Zonkey
Africa
YES
1990. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex598
Endangered or Threatened?
NO
2007. Donkey. http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2009/wells_kels/Adapation.htm
~ Donkeys are not endangered or threatened right now because they have developed many adaptations. Wild donkeys have learned to live in desert environments. Because of this, they have very good immune and digestive systems. These adaptations allow the donkey to gain nutrition from vegetation that other animals have difficulty doing.
~ Donkeys are often put in fields with horses because they are known to have a calming affect on horses and make great companions.
~ A donkey will refuse to proceed on a journey if they sense danger.
~ Donkeys can become a loyal and good friend to a human after they earn your trust.
Natural Features
and Adaptations
~ Many donkeys live in deserts that have very little vegetation. Limited amounts of food would decrease the survival of the species.
~ Donkeys have adapted by developing advanced digestive tracks that allow them to eat very tough plants like bushes, scrubs, and bark.
~ Donkeys have also developed special teeth for grinding. The grasses in the environment are very rough and difficult to swallow. They contain silica in the cell walls , which are designed to protect the plant from animals looking to eat. The donkeys' teeth adapted to make it possible to eat these plants.
~ Another adaptation donkeys have developed are their coat color. A donkey's coat allows them to reflect heat from their dry, hot climate. This helps the donkey not to overheat.
~ Donkey's ears also reflect the heat and are excellent for hearing.
Basic Facts
about Zonkeys
Color- Brown, Tan, and Grey
Skin- Fur
Size- 3.5ft.-5ft. (height)
Weight- 500lbs-700lbs
Speed- 35mph
Location- Africa, Zoos
Habitat- Savanna and open woodland
Diet- Herbivore
Prey- Grasses, Herbs, and Fruit
Predators- Lions, Hyenas, Leopards
zonkey in zoo
More Facts
about Zonkeys
Life Span- 15-25 years
Reproduction- N/A
Gestation Period- 12 months
Litter Size- *0 (zonkeys cannot reproduce offsprings; the only way to produce a zonkey is for a zebra and donkey to mate.)
Endangered or Threatened?
YES
Zonkeys are threatened because wild zebras and donkeys are being hunted for their meat and skins. they are also being pushed into small isolated natural habitats. This decreases the likelihood of wild zonkeys. Most zonkeys are found in man made habitats like zoos.
Did you Know?
~ Zonkeys were originally bred to pull heavy loads due to their inherited strength and stamina
~ An animal is only classified as a zonkey if its father is a zebra and if its mother is a donkey. If an animal's father is a donkey and its mother is a zebra, it is classified as a zedonk.
~ It is very rare to find a wild zonkey, due to the fact that wild donkeys and zebras live in two different areas of Africa.
Natural Features
and Adaptations
~ Zonkeys inherit the Zebra's unique stripe pattern; this pattern tells other zebras its unique identity.
~ They also inherit the donkey's large ears; this feature allows zonkeys to hear better than zebras.
~ Zonkeys also inherit the donkey's pure power and strength; they also inherit the zebra's speed. This makes a very fast and powerful animal.
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