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What do you get when you cross a zebra with a horse? A zebroid. It's no joke. An unusual zebroid named Eclyse (eh-KLEE-za) lives at an animal park in Germany. Eclyse's father is a horse and her mother is a zebra.

Normally, a zebroid is covered in stripes from head to hoof. But Eclyse only sports patches of stripes. Scientists say that Eclyse got her unusual coat because her father was a paint horse. This breed of horse has a white coat with darker patches on it. Eclyse inherited this patterned trait, or physical characteristic, from her father along with the stripes from her mother. The result is a white coat with stripe-filled patches on it.

Did You Know?

There are only about 100 zebroids in the world. A zebroid usually Inherits its zebra parent's wild personality. So you wouldn't want to ride one.

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Title Annotation:LIFE SCIENCE
Publication:SuperScience
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUGE
Date:Nov 1, 2007
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