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Zonkey named Zeus draws stares at Meridian Road farm

July 28, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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Zeus, the zonkey, lives on Meridan Road at the farm of Kathy Kummer.

RENFREW — There have been reports of people pulling their cars off Meridian Road to get a better look at the strange creature cavorting in a pasture.

But it's not Bigfoot or a chupacabra that's stopping traffic in front of Kathy Kummer's farm.

It's Zeus, the 2-year-old zonkey, the product of a mating between a female donkey and a male zebra.

Zeus' arrival at Kummer's farm, the Lazy K Acres, is the culmination of a dream of Kummer's daughter, Audra Bowers of Fox Chapel. She grew up on the farm with her sisters.

“As a child, my daughter always asked for a zebra. When they started breeding zonkeys, she found one and bought it,” Kummer said.

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