Scipsy


The zebrass is a mix between an African zebra and a Texas donkey. This hybrid first came to be, according to the May 7, 1910 article, when President Theodore Roosevelt was given a royal Abyssinian zebra from King Menelik of Ethiopia. The President “turned the striped creature over to the [government] experiment station, and here the idea of developing a new race of animals was conceived.” The zebrass was supposed to display the “docility, strength, and utility” of the mother donkey, and the “spirit, activity, and beauty” of the father zebra. I’m not sure how this ended up working out. (via Anecdotes from the Archive: Anecdotes from the Archive: What’s black and white and brown all over?)

The zebrass is a mix between an African zebra and a Texas donkey. This hybrid first came to be, according to the May 7, 1910 article, when President Theodore Roosevelt was given a royal Abyssinian zebra from King Menelik of Ethiopia. The President “turned the striped creature over to the [government] experiment station, and here the idea of developing a new race of animals was conceived.” The zebrass was supposed to display the “docility, strength, and utility” of the mother donkey, and the “spirit, activity, and beauty” of the father zebra. I’m not sure how this ended up working out. (via Anecdotes from the Archive: Anecdotes from the Archive: What’s black and white and brown all over?)