Animal Hybrids You Won’t Believe Exist
Maybe the best-known animal hybrid, the mule, served a key role in the development of the United States. They’re hardly the only animal hybrid living among us, however. Thanks to nature, science and, unfortunately, habitat depletion, many other species have cross-bred to create new hybrid animals.
As climate change wreaks havoc on their habitats, polar bears and grizzly bears live in increasingly overlapping territories and breed.
A male jaguar raised with a lioness went beyond a sibling relationship to produce two jaglions who live in a Canadian sanctuary. The two jaglions might be the only two that exist in the world.
Among a group of hybrids known as “zebroids,” the zorse comes from mating a male horse with a female zebra, and takes the coloring of the father’s base coat along with the zebra striping.
Yes, Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite animal exists, but no, it doesn’t have magic powers. The product of a lion and female tiger, ligers are the biggest of the big cats, but they have a variety of health issues and a truncated life span.