The Top 5 Coolest Animal Hybrid Species

The Top 5 Coolest Animal Hybrid Species

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  1. Every now and then a hybrid animal occurs in nature: this is when two animals of different species mate together to create a species that is a melange between the two. Some of our favorites are from the big cat species, different bear species, and different horse-like species. Check out our top 5 coolest hybrid animal species.

    Ligers

    (Liger – image c/o)

    Liger = Lion + Tiger

    A liger is a male lion who breeds with a female tigress. Similar to the liger is the ti-liger which is when a male tiger breeds with a female liger or vice versa. These big cats are incredibly large and have faint stripes. They enjoy swimming and other social large feline activities. These animals do not exist in the wild because the habitat of the lion does not overlap with that of a tiger.

    Zedonk = Zebra + Donkey

    A zedonk is when a zebra mates with a donkey. These are uncommon, but not unheard of. Read more at what is a zedonk?

    Prizzly Bear = Grizzly Bear + Polar Bear

    One time in Alaska, Jim Martell, who had a permit to hunt polar bears at over $45,000, shot a prizzly bear near Sachs Harbor, Canada. This species is definitely bread in the wild between grizzly bears and polar bears, but DNA had not been confirmed until 2006 with Martell’s conquest. You can tell that it’s a prizzly bear based on the dark circles around the eyes, a slightly lighter coat than a grizzly, and a slightly smaller size than a polar bear. However they do have distinctly arched/humped backs like the polar bear.

    Cama = Camel + Llama

    Camas are a female Llama who breeds with a male Camel. Since camels are six times the size of Llamas, a Cama is only possible through artificial insemination. Originally they were created in order to make an animal with the strength of a camel, but the easy-going personality and high wool-production of the llama.

    Wholphin = False Killer Whale + Bottlenose Dolphin

    A wholphin is the rare hybrid form of the female bottlenose dolphin and the male false killer whale. Although the name may fool you, these hybrid animals are still considered as dolphins because a false killer whale is still classified in the dolphin family. The Wholphin is considerably larger than a bottlenose dolphin – after a few months it is the size of a year old bottlenose dolphin.

    Wholphin

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