6 Insane Animal Hybrids
The Zebroid is the name given to zebra hybrids. Such hybrids occur primarily with the zebra being the sire, and generally takes on the appearance of the animal which the zebra mates with, but retains some stripes of the zebra.
Often, the offspring are born with dwarfism, and are likely infertile. The zebroid group includes such hybrids as the zorse (zebra and horse), zonkey (zebra withdonkey), and zetland (zebra with a shetland pony).
This cat is a hybrid of the domestic cat and the wild African Serval. Savannah’s are a lot more social than most domestic cat breeds, and have often been compared to dogs because of their extreme loyalty. The Savannah is a large cat with a very slim body. They are the highest jumpers, and the tallest cats in the cat world. Savannah’s can come in almost all colors, depending on what domestic cat was bred with the serval, they will always, however, have that spotted or marbled appearance. Depending on what generation hybrid the savannah is, will determine how wild and large the cat appears, and they often look very similar to a miniature version of a cheetah.
The wholphin is the hybrid between a female bottlenose dolphin and a male false killer whale, which is actually a very large breed of dolphin.
The name implies a hybrid of whale and dolphin, although taxonomically, both are within the “oceanic dolphin” family, which is within the “toothed whale” suborder. The first recorded wholphin was born in a Tokyo SeaWorld, but he died after 200 days.The first wholphin in the United States and the first to survive was Kekaimalu, born at Sea Life Park in Hawaii on May 15, 1986; her name means “from the peaceful ocean”.Although they have been reported to exist in the wild,only one is currently in captivity, at Sea Life Park in Hawaii.
The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress. Its parents have the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tigon. It is the largest of all known extant felines.
Ligers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions. Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitats of the parental species do not overlap in the wild. Historically, when the Asiatic Lion was prolific, the territories of lions and tigers did overlap and there are legends of ligers existing in the wild. Notably, ligers typically grow larger than either parent species, unlike tigons which tend to be about as large as a female tiger and is the cross between a male tiger and a lioness.
A grizzly–polar bear hybrid is a rare ursid hybrid that has occurred both in captivity and in the wild. In 2006, the occurrence of this hybrid in nature was confirmed by testing the DNA of a strange-looking bear that had been shot near Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic.
Possible wild-bred polar bear-grizzly bear hybrids have been reported and shot in the past, but DNA tests were not available to verify the bears’ ancestry.
A sheep–goat chimera is a chimera produced by combining the embryos of a goat and a sheep; the resulting animal has cells of both sheep and goat origin. A sheep-goat chimera should not be confused with a sheep-goat hybrid, which can result when a goat mates with a sheep.
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