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Rainn Wilson Wants You To Pet His Zonkey

Not that we need convincing, but it's for a good cause.

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You know this scruffy guy. It's Rainn Wilson!

Instagram: @rainnwilson

He's funny and cool and smart and we like that.

However, you might not be familiar with Derek, Wilson's zonkey.

Instagram: @rainnwilson

That's a cross between a zebra and a donkey, which is very cute.

In addition to owning really cool animals, Rainn is currently starring in "Thom Pain (based on nothing)," a tragic yet comical monologue by Will Eno showing in Los Angeles through Feb. 14.

Instagram: @rainnwilson

Wilson has been getting rave reviews for his performance, and those of us not lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area are pretty bummed to be missing out.

He also has an awesome non-profit called Lidè Haiti that promotes education and empowerment of at-risk adolescent girls.


Along with his wife, Holiday Reinhorn, and Dr. Kathryn Adams, Wilson started the initiative after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. Lidè aims to use literacy and the arts to help girls deprived of equal education opportunities with the skills and funds for school or vocational training.

So recently, Rainn pushed those three great things together and made all of us this pretty sweet offer.

If you like Zonkeys. You’ll love this: (watch the video!!!)

Five dollars for a chance to hang with Rainn Wilson, see an awesome show, and pet a zonkey? Nice. The best part is that all the money goes to Lidè.

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