Hybrid animals are cross-breds between animals of similar genetics.

They mostly exist in captivity and are the result of human intervention.

10. Liger/Tigon


Though they are fascinating animals, they get the last of the list because they are the most popular known among the hybrids.

Ligers are crossbreeds between a male lion while Tigons are crossbreds between a male tiger and a female lion. Ligers are the world’s largest cats.

Tigons on the other hand, are prone towards dwarfism and are usually smaller than either of their parents.

Male Ligers/Tigons are sterile while the females are often fertile.

Below shows a liger and its trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle at a Renaissance Festival in Massachusetts, USA, October 2005.

Liger 01

copyright, Andy Carvin

Liger 02

copyright, Andy Carvin

Futher Read: Truth Or Fiction


9. Wolf Dog


Dogs and wolves tend to crossbreed rather freely. The wolf is a shy animal depending on nuances in body language, facial expression and on hunting skills to survive.

Their jaws are much stronger than those of a dog and are often used to exert dominance.

For a dog wolf hybrid, it is not known when it will display a wolf behaviour or dog behaviour or something in between.

Obedience training is a must in order to tame the animal.

Wolf Dog 01

Further Read: Dog’s Owner Guide


8. Iron Age Pig


Domestic Tamworth pigs are crossbred with wild boar to create ‘Iron Age Pigs’.

The hybrids are tamer than wild boar but less tractable than domestic swine and generally become specialist pork sausages.

Most of them are bred for the specialist meat trade.

Iron Age Pig

Further Read: Wikipedia


7. Zebroid


A zorse is the result of crossbreeding a horse and a zebra.

A zonkey is the result of crossbreeding a donkey with a zebra.

The Zony is the result of crossbreeding a pony to a zebra.

All these three are called zebroids - defined as a cross between a zebra and any other equid.

Zebroids are preferred over zebra for practical uses such as riding because of its body shape.

However it is more inclined to be temperamental and can prove to be difficult to handle.

Zebroid 01

A Zorse

Zonkey 01

A Zonkey

Zony 01

A Zony

Further Read: Green Apple, Wikipedia


6. Cama


A Cama is a hybrid between a camel and a llama.

They are born via artificial insemination due to the huge difference in sizes of the animals which disallow natural breeding.

A Cama usually has the short ears and long tails of a camel but the cloven hooves of a llama.

Also most noticeably is the absence of the hump.

Cama 01

Rama’s parents shown behind, a camel and llama.

Cama 02

This is Rama the Cama at two days old.

Cama 03

Rama at two years of age as a young adult.

Further Read: Taylor Llamas, Wikipedia

5. Grolar, Pizzly


A grolar/pizzly hybrid is the product of a grizzly bear and a bear.

Although the two bears are genetically similar, they tend to avoid each other in the wild.

During 16 April 2006, a hybrid bear was shot dead by Jim Martell,a hunter from the United States, in Canada.

It was the first time a hybrid was found in the wild where previous records of grolars or pizzlies have only been found in zoos.

Grolar 01 Grolar 02

A grolar, pizzly displayed at the Rothschild Museum, Tring, copyright Sarah Hartwell

Further Read: BBC News, Wikipedia

4. Leopon


A Leopon is the result of breeding a male leopard and a female lion.

The head of the animal is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the bodies carries similarities to leopards.

The most successful breeding programme was at the Koshien Hanshin Park in Nishinomiya City, Japan.

Leopons are larger than leopards and likes to climb and enjoy water.

Leopon 01 Leopon 02

A leopon at a zoo.

Further Read: Wikipedia


3. Hybrid Pheasant


The Golden Phesant has commonly been crossed with the similar Lady Amherst’s Pheasant.

The result is a hybrid with distinguished colors from its parents.

Golden Phesant

A Golden Pheasant

Amherst Pheasant

A Lady Amherst Pheasant

Hybrid Pheasant

Hybrid Pheasant displayed at Rothschild Museum Copyright Sarah Hartwell

Further Read: Messy Beasts


2. Wolphin


A wolphin is a rare hybrid formed from a cross between a dolphin and a false killer whale.

There are currently only two in captivity at the Sea Life Park in Hawaii.

A wolphin’s size, colour and shape are intermediate between the parent species.

The first captive wolphin was Kekaimalu, which shows mixed heritage even in its teeth: bottlenose dolphins have 88, false killer whales have 44 and Kekaimalu has 66!

Wolphin

Kekaimalu, The Wolphin

Further Read: Wikipedia


1. Ti-Liger, Ti-Tigon, Li-Tigon, Li-Liger


The top spot goes to ti-ligers/ti-tigon/li-tigons/li-ligers because it is a hybrid among the hybrids.

It is a cross breed between a male tiger and a female liger/tigon or a male lion with a female tigon/liger.

Do note that female ligers or tigons are fertile.

They are extremely rare and are in mostly private ownership within a behavioural studies programme.

In the case of ti-ligers, they have unusual striping where it breaks up and display a blotchy appearance.

Since they are 3/4 tiger, their characteristics inhibit more of those of a tiger than a lion.

Ti Liger 01

Ti Liger 02

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Comments: 19

Guest
cool pheasant

Guest
people need to stop whining about the future of these hybrids, none show any serious defects and have some serious advabtages, plus if im in a room with one hungry liger i will start to slowly reach for my shotgun

Guest
Yes its possible hasan...try with a bitch..u will get the result after 6 months..gud luck
hasan+Bitch=Hitch.

cool yr...please try it..

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angry sad laughing tongue wassat

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What's the point to breed hybrids its not like they can "continue" the species...

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sad angry crying tongue wassat wink smile wassat tongue wink wink smile wink laughing

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laughing whoever at the top thinks its animal cruelty shut the hell up u tree hugging hippie i bet u wouldnt care about it if one bit yur ass. But I think the article is great.

Guest
I think those which did the experiments showed cruelty towards animals. They created animals which had little chance to live and maybe suffered. These hybrids were helpless and this is cruelty. I hope they all have the same faith and experience the same suffering, they should be jailed...

Guest
oh shit

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smile i love Ti-Ligers

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this is sooo wierd and awesome at the same time lolz wassat

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smile pheasant is bautyfully

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krn!@@

hasan as
can its possible human with

ally
Could you put more pix up?

WOW
tongueFUNNY

crazy
I LOVE LIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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smileThis is a really good page i'm telling all my friends about it!

Ryan
i think the wholphin is cool

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