BERLIN (AFP) - A zebrula -- a cross between a horse and a zebra -- has drawn curious onlookers to a zoo in Germany because of its unusual coat. While zebrulas have been in existence since the 19th century, this one is particularly unique: its coat is sharply divided between horse and zebra, says Safaripark, a zoo near northern Guetersloh.A zebrula? How do they get the name for this creature which is a cross between a horse and a zebra and there’s no words inside the name that resembles the horse? It should be something like how we call a guy Chindian where one of his parents is a Chinese while the other one is an Indian.
The animal, which is slightly more than a year old and is named Eclyse, has a zebra head, while the first half of the rest of its body is white and the second half is zebra-colored.
It arrived at the zoo three weeks ago from Italy.
To stand up a justice for the horse *cough* I need to think of a new name for the hybrid. Giving a name isn’t as easy as you think. According to Chinese’s belief, one's name that contains words that give good meanings like prosperity, success and so on, the owner will lead a good life just like what his name represent.
Back to name giving for the hybrid. A horse and a zebra… hmmm…
Zese? Zebra + horse
No. No good words inside.
How bout “horsra”? Horse + zebra
Not good either.
Ahah! I got it.
Hobra!! Horse + zebra
Ho means good in Hokkien, and bra means bra la! Duh.
Which means “good bra”, not bad right?
Ok, enough of the craps. *Off the bed*