Britain's second ever 'zonkey' born on Somerset farm

Meet Britain's second ever 'zonkey', Zippy, an ultra-rare Zebra-Donkey crossbreed was born on October 2 on Kristine Turner’s 55-acre farm in South Barrow, Somerset.

The father, Rag, is a 4-year-old donkey who apparently made the first move on the more exotic equine parent.

His mother Ziggy, a six-year-old zebra, was bought for £10,000 from Germany and shares the fields with nine donkeys.

Kristine Turner, the owner, said: "Last month I opened my bedroom curtains, which look onto the farm and I just saw this little foal sitting up staring my way."

She later added: "I was in complete shock."