Animal Hybrids


Here’s a selection of 10 animal hybrids.
Hybrid pheasant
This turns out from crossbreeding the golden pheasant with the diamond pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) and has a unique feathe color.

Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids

Hybrids of hybrids
I’m talking about crossbreeds between the liger’s male and the female of a lion/tiger-lion. I’ll remind you that the females of leger and tiger-lion can produce offspring. Such second-level hybrids are extremely rare and are mostly in private possession.

Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids

Killerwhaledolphin
This is a very rare hybrid of Aphalyn Dolphing and small black killer whale. Only two of them live in captivity – in a Hawaiian sea park. The sizes of killerwhaledolphin are the average of the sizes of the two original species. Killerwhaledolphin called Keikaimalu was the first hybrid. Its breed can even be seen by the teeth: Aphalyna has 88 teeth, the killer whale has 44 teeth, and Keikaimalu has 66 teeth.

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Lionpard
The lionpard is a result of crossbreeding the leopard male with the lion’s female. The animal’s head looks like the lion’s head, but the rest of the body reminds more of a leopard. By its sizes the lionpards are bigger than regular leopards, they like climbing the trees and being in the water.

Animal Hybrids

Polar grizzly
That’s a breed of the grizzly bear with a polar bear. Despite the genetic similarity, in nature those species avoid each other. Once Canadian hunters shot a bear in Canada, who turned out to be the first wild hybrid of grizzly and the polar bear.

Animal Hybrids

Camelama
This is a hybrid of a camel and the lama. They are born as a result of artificial impregnation, since the difference in the animal’s sizes does not allow natural breeding. The camelama usually has short ears and long tail like a camel but a cloven hoof like a lama. And the most important – camelama doesn’t have a hump.

Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids

Zebroids
Those are born as a result of crossbreeding a zebra with a horse, donkey, or a pony. Zebroids are preferred to regular zebras for practical considerations – for example, they are much more comfortable for riding. But the temper of the zebroids is very unpredictable, and it’s very hard to cope with them. Besides, hybrid zebras rarely live more than a few days, as they are born sick and not developed enough. But, for example, a zebradonkey that was born in a Japanese zoo in the August of 2003, was healthy although not able to reproduce.

Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids

Pig from the Iron Age
Domestic pigs of the temvor species are crossbred with a wild hog and so-called pigs from the Iron Age are born. Those hybrids are more tamable than a wild hog, but not as nice as the domestic pigs. Usually the meat of those animals is used to cook special sorts of meat produce.

Animal Hybrids

Dogwolf
Dogs and wolves are crossbred rather easily. A wolf is a fearful animal with special behaviour and a strong hunting instinct. The behaviour of wolve’s and dog’s hybrids is unpredictable. To tame the animal, training is required.

Animal Hybrids

Liger and tigerlion
Liger is a crossbreed of the lion’s male and the tiger’s female, whereas tigerlion is a crossbreed of tiger’s male and the lion’s female. The ligers are the biggest of the cat’s species in the world. The tigerlions, on the other hand, are often small and are usually smaller in size than their parents. The ligers’ and tigerlions’ males are usually infertile, but the females can sometimes reproduce. A liger called Hercules lives in the American Institute of Guarded and Rare Species in Miami, and its height is 3 meters. Russian zoos also have their own ligers. In the winter of 2004 two ligers were born in the zoo of Novosybirsk.

Animal Hybrids
Animal Hybrids

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