Zebra Horse Hybrid


I know Froggy would enjoy this….

Zorse ‘Eclyse’, a zebra-horse hybrid foal is pictured in the Safari park in Holte-Stukenbrock near the western German city of Bielefeld June 27, 2007. One-year-old Eclyse was accidentally produced when her mother a zebra, was taken from her German safari park home to a ranch in Italy for a brief time. Ecylse who was born in Italy, has stripes on her head and rear, while the body and her legs are white.

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FishGeek July 5, 2007 at 11:58 am

WOW!!! Thats Awesome! I wonder if there are any health problems or infertilities. If there arent then we might be looking at a new horse breed. You know that everyone is going to want one. $$$

thefighterfish July 5, 2007 at 10:15 pm


FishGeek July 6, 2007 at 7:02 am

How would you photoshop that pic?? And why is that always the answer to everything??

Bob July 6, 2007 at 11:55 am


Katie217 July 6, 2007 at 9:01 pm

pretty cool
and jess, cause you cant beleive everything you see on the internet

Froggy July 8, 2007 at 9:45 am

heh yes she’s real 🙂 Usually zebra hybrids are crossed with solid color horses so they have a solid color base and then the telltale zebra stripes…but when the horse has genes like a paint they can have stark contrast and white patches…like you see sometimes on paints/pintos. I hadn’t seen this one before so I had to do a little research first hehe

Froggy July 8, 2007 at 9:46 am

btw google Zorse if you’d like more info on these crosses…they’re not really an ideal mix to have.

Cichlid-Man July 8, 2007 at 2:19 pm


And it is VERY easy to photoshop something like that. Very easy.

morgan jackson November 8, 2007 at 8:08 am

wow thats thing is so cool it would be awesome to have one

Photoshop November 13, 2007 at 1:37 pm

I can easily photoshop something like that! Don’t ask how it can be done. People just spend their time on things like this.

helen December 6, 2007 at 8:12 am

it is real i went to see the horse so shut up alryt

britt December 27, 2007 at 9:32 pm

i saw this zorse on animal planet…it’s real. stop being stupid.

Carla December 31, 2007 at 3:33 am

Adorei!ficou tipo uma raça de cavalo com zebra!IIIIIIIIIIIII acho q deu zebracavalo!

Jessie January 11, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Its not stupid. It looks photoshopped to me too so be nice. :/

Photoshop is the answer to everything we see online because you shouldn’t always believe your eyes. Photoshop is a very powerful program.

Jessie January 11, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Be nice. God what’s everyone’s problem?

Britt January 11, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Photoshopping is powerful…but it’s not going to be able to go up against people who have actually gone to see it…so..yeah. it’s real. and if you think someone was actually pathetic enough to spend the time photoshopping a VIDEO clip, then you ARE stupid.

Britt January 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

oh yeah..go to youtube and put in the name to watch a video of it..then try to tell me how someone could make it up.

Chelsea January 14, 2008 at 10:02 am

Their genetics are a lot like mules so they are sterile. Mules are very popular though so as long as there are horses and zebras available there can be zorses. They are very flighty and unpredictable from everything that I know so they wouldn’t be for everyone!

becca January 26, 2008 at 9:15 am

Zebra meets photoshop!JK
At first i thought it was some crazy fake thing
My next pet

becca January 26, 2008 at 9:17 am

Genetics gone haywire

Anna Lou February 2, 2008 at 2:45 pm

that really does look photoshopped, the lines are a bit too clear..

Shayla Poindexter February 7, 2008 at 6:47 pm

this totally looks like photo shop.

darcy July 13, 2008 at 11:16 am

ya so i know just about everyhting there is to know about photoshop
and it DEFIANTLEY looks photoshopped to me
i mean the colors arnt even the same…..why would it have darker white hair on its rear
and it would be blended not just a clean line like that
my vote is photoshopped (and even i could use a little gradient to make that a /little/ more convincing)

darcy July 13, 2008 at 11:20 am


yup yup britt was right
so i lied
i guess its just a lousy picture………

and btw these have been experimented with for horse breeds cause they look cool but shows and alot of boarding places dont allow the ones that have been born because they have HUGE behavioural problems……zebras are very aggresive and territorial and the hybrids seem to take that gene
and i think we should all just stop messing with creating new species (havnt we caused enough health problems for the ones already out there)

Britt July 13, 2008 at 1:30 pm

holy crap people..there are videos of this thing and people who have SEEN it in person. Stop being so dense and saying it was photoshopped.

Victoria August 3, 2008 at 2:47 am

you can’t reallt have one because it’s just like keeping a wild animal so you could get kicked.

Olivia Crawford August 15, 2008 at 3:57 am

wow God gave us a new creation but soon their might be more so be ready but be careful it was obviously put here for a reason. thankyou God for a beautiful creation.

Kurt October 6, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Just in imagine human cross bread of such kind …
Upper left half a Russian chick and the right half a Chinese ..
Ha ha
That would be a real fun..

Elzu October 20, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Thats a fake. I’ve seen a real picture of a zebra horse, it was a lot of difference with that. its just photoshopped

kavthedragon October 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

It is not photoshopped.I mean, people can’t just photoshop a video. YES IT’S REAL. I’ve seen one.

Tori December 7, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Actually guys, there’s a very real chance this ISN’T photoshopped, as much as it may look like it. If the horse the zebra was bred to was homozygous for the colour gene, which produces large spots in horses, it’s guaranteed that this is exactly what would happen. That is why the area with the stripes is a different colour cream than the rest (probably retaining whatever colour the horse’s spots were), as well as why the stripes are localized to certain areas. Check out a page on horse genetics if you don’t believe it.

David willinger January 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I hate you people so much!

I took that picture! its real ok!

He’s better looking on the other side of him.

panda March 4, 2009 at 9:38 am

tus mamadas, por lo menos haz las cosas bien si las vas a subir a internet

veronica May 1, 2009 at 7:22 am

wow that is like so awesome i have never seen nothing like that i really like it i am like in love with zebras i think they are cool

Katherin December 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Yes it could have been Photoshoped , but no, it isn’t. Anyways…

Zebra hybrids are very caustic creatures. It is advised that only those with training in how to care for the wild zebras should keep them. It’s like the wolf dog, sounds cool, looks cool, but is very dangerous. they are even worse than the wild animal because they are unpredictable. Please, don’t try to get one. it is my opinion that such animals should be under the law as if they were wild animals.

Just some fun facts: Zebra hybrids are rare. They can only be produced from a natural mating. typically the male has to be the zebra. It has been done with a female zebra a few times but in all cases the foal didn’t make it to adulthood. This leads scientist to believe that for the embryo to be viable the smaller number of chromosomes must be on the male side of things. Zebras have from 32 to 46 chromosomes while a horse has 64 and donkeys 62, most mixes in up in the middle around 54. They are hard to mate because the female will kick at the male before allowing him to mount. Although horses do this too they are not nearly as rough as zebras and it hard to get a male horse to accept it.

Kristen February 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

That’s an awesome zebra horse cross, it looks so cool! Does it’s mane grow out like a horse? Does it have a tail like a Zebra or a horse?

Michael August 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Very cute! My kids loved it!

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