These little birds with striped hats are some kind of gift wrap embellishment at The Container Store but they'd make good Christmas tree decorations. Brace yourself for more Christmas decorations -- I'm getting ready early this year.
This is a zorse called Eclyse who lives in Germany. She's the prettiest zorse I could find. (See more photos of her.) A lot of them have rather muddy-looking coats, although the stripes are still visible. I'd never even heard of a zorse until I read this story about hybrids a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times. But apparently zorses have been around since the 19th century. Check out the names various zebra/equine combinations (zebroids) have been given: zebrula, zebrule, zebra mule, golden zebra, horbra, hebra, zebrinny, zebret, zony, zetland, zonkey, zebonkey or zebronkey, zebrinny, zebrula, zebrass, zedonk or zeedonk, zebadonk and zedonk-a-donk-donk. Okay, I made that last one up.