According to C.W. Wathen, the preserve's founder and general manager, the foal has a zebra's instincts. He adds that in about two weeks, the new addition to the family will be able to roam with the rest of the animals.
Donkeys and zebras mating is not a common occurrence: The last time the preserve had a zedonk was 40 years ago.
As for what kinds of combinations are possible, Surge Desk scoured the Web for five of the most exotic examples.
Camel + llama
The Camel Reproduction Centre in Dubai aimed to create an animal with the size and strength of the camel, but the docile temperament of the llama. The first cama, a male named Rama, was born in January 1998. His face is a fairly equal mix of camel and llama, and he has no hump. There have been four camas born since the experiment began.
Leopard + lion
The leopon's head is similar to that of a lion, while its body carries similarities to a leopard's. While the animals have reportedly been bred in Indian and at zoos in Europe and Japan, no leopons are known to exist today.
Lion + tiger
Lions and tigers normally don't interbreed in the wild, and when they do, their offspring usually don't survive. The size and appearance of the liger depends on genetic traits passed down to that specific animal. It can have full-body stripes or no stripes at all. There are currently only two ligers in North America: Hercules and Sinbad, who can be seen at Miami's Jungle Island theme park.
Whale + dolphin
It all began in December 2004, when a female calf was born to a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin at Sea Life Park Hawaii. The calf grew to the size of a whale, but her features are dolphin-like. She then mated with a bottlenose dolphin; her third and only calf, a female, has thus survived.
Cow + buffalo (bison)
Mixing the American bison with the cow started when the buffalo population was threatened, but has also boosted American beef production. Full-blood beefalo are exactly three-eighths bison and five-eighths cow. Because of the profits that beefalo meat brings, this species will survive.