By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer
I began wondering about how many hybrids actually exist in the world, after writing the article about the hybrid big cat named a Liger. I was completely amazed to see how many hybrids actually do exist thanks to modern technology. Most of these animals were created by man’s interference and the hybrids are generally sterile. I am compiling a list of different hybrid animals, which you can go take a moment to learn more about.
Here is list of beautiful hybrid animals I found:
Liger– Male Lion and female tiger or tigress
Tigon– Male tiger and Female lion or lioness
Leopon-Leopard male and female lion or lioness
Pumapard– Leopard and Puma (cougar)
Zonkey-Zebra and donkey
Zetland-Shetland Pony and Zebra
Zorse– Zebra male and Horse female
Grolar Bear-Grizzly bear and Polar bear
Wholphins– Bottle nose dolphins female and a false killer whale male
Cama– Dromedary camel male and female llama
Beefalo– Domestic cow female and bull American Bison male
Wolfdog– Gray wolf and a dog (German shepherd, malamute, husky, and ECT…)
This is not a complete list of the world’s different hybrids, but it will get you started in learning more about these amazing creatures. I had no idea that any of these hybrids existed, until someone told me all about the biggest cat in the world…Hercules! This unique cat was called a Liger and I had to find out more about how he was created. During my research, I seen pictures of other unique hybrids that I just had to share with my readers.