As the world keeps changing and developing in every possible way, we have a lot of new things to admire. Mixed animal breeds are one of them.
Though the internet is full of photo-shopped images of strange creatures, this list is full of absolutely real and amazing animals. What does the future hold, with advances in genetic engineering and cloning? Only time will tell!
A cama is a hybrid of two animals from different worlds — camels from Asia, and llamas from South America. The two species exhibit many differences, but camels and llamas are both came-lids descended from a common ancestor that evolved in North America during the Paleogene period.
Although there are rumors of wild Ligers, as far as we know, they exist only in captivity where they are deliberately bred. They grow to be very large very quickly, and are the biggest cats in the world.
These beautiful creatures have been described as dog-like, enjoying games of fetch, wagging their tails, and having no fear of water.
These cats are extremely expensive.
It’s a dolphin! No, it’s a whale! Wait, no, it’s definitely not a whale, because this strange aquatic mammal is a cross between the bottle-nose dolphin and the false killer whale, a large member of the same family as the orca and dolphin, but from a totally separate genus. Wholphins are bigger than dolphins, smaller than false killer whales, and, amazingly, have the exact average number of teeth of the two parent animals: Dolphins have 44 teeth, false killer whales have 88 and wohlphins have 66!
A hinny is a domestic equine hybrid that is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.
The hinny is distinctive from the mule both in physiology and temperament as a consequence of genomic imprinting.
Prized in Tibet and Mongolia for their meat and quantity of milk they produce, they are larger and stronger than both cows and yaks. As with the beefalo, however, it’s believed that both animal breeds in the region now have contaminated genes.