Tijuana’s Zonkeys Spots

For over a century this animal, a donkey and zebra ‘hybrid’, has remained a tourist attraction of the border, is a symbol of the city and cultural heritage of the state of Baja California.

They are known as “burro-cebras”, “zonkyes” or simply burros, the striped donkeys used by photographers for tourist portraits in the Avenida Revolución reached one hundred years of existence.

The burro-zebra fame grows almost on par with this city that was founded in 1889, in that times,  for tourists crossing the border, the main attraction was to visit lands associated with sarape, hat and donkeys.

At the moment, there are 19 zonkeys that alternate in the Revolución Av. and they remain the perfect framework, so the tourists who still visit to Tijuana, take the emblematic picture.


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