This is the original Latin of Conrad Gesner's brief account of a shonkey (sheep-donkey hybrid) kept at the palace of the king of France (Historiae Animalium, Liber I, de Quadrupedibus viviparis, 1551, p. 19):

“Hoc tempore in aula regís Galliarum аnimal nutriri aiunt ab anteriore parte asini posteríore ovis specie. Sed praeter institutum est bígenera hic omnia persequi.”

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