12 Strange Animal Hybrids: WAY Beyond Nature

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Nature is already strange enough. Every now and then, humans assist and make it stranger. Here are 12 animal hybrids. Some are extremely fit. Some are extremely frail. All are rare and fascinating.

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Leopon

The Lion / Leopard hybrid looks fascinating but the hybridization leaves them susceptible to cancer and other horrible diseases. They rarely live long.
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Zorse

This is almost always a female Zebra / Stallion hybrid, though not always. They’re born sterile, like so many hybrids.
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Dzo Or Dzomo

This Cow / Yak hybrid produces more meat and milk than cows and is stronger and healthier than the yak.
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Geep

A Goat / Sheep hybrid. Unlike most hybrids, goats and sheep are different genera as well as different species. Most geep, sadly, are stillborn.
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Cama

A Camel / Llama hybrid only works with a male camel, and because of the size difference it’s only possible through artificial insemination.
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Grolar Bear

A Polar / Grizzly Hybrid. Sadly, this recent hybrid is the result of polar bears moving further south to flee habitat destruction.
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Mulard

The Peking duck / Muscovy duck hybrid makes a good food source but a rare one, since it is infertile.
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Blood Parrot Cichlid

This is a Midas Cichlid / Redhead Cichlid Hybrid. These fish are highly valued by collectors but their hybridization leads to numerous health problems. They rarely survive long.
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Żubroń

A European Bison / Cow hybrid, favored over domestic European cattle because they’re stronger and more disease-resistant.
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Wholphin

Male ‘False Killer Whale’ / Female Bottlenose Dolphin. There has only been one known example. We never even knew there were ‘false’ killer whales.
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Coydog

Male coyote and female dog. The reverse pairing is called a ‘dogote’.
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Cage Bird Mule

This is a Goldfinch / Canary Hybrid, but any cage bird hybrid is called a ‘mule’. These birds are sterile but have an especially fine singing voice.
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