10 STRANGE HYBRID ANIMALS THAT ACTUALLY EXIST
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10 STRANGE HYBRID ANIMALS THAT ACTUALLY EXIST

October 19, 2019


Welcome to Top10Archive! If you could create your own animal hybrid,
what two animals would you breed together? That may sound like one of those silly, far-fetched
questions, but as we learned in our prior Most Amazing Animal Hybrids installment, animal
hybridization is a lot more common than we think. So much so, in fact, that we are able to bring
you another incredible list of 10 more animal hybrids! 10. Blacktip Shark Hybrid
Oh, what? Is the name not creative enough for you? Don’t blame the messenger for the lack of
inspiration when naming this water beast, but the moniker is as accurate as one can
get. The cross-breeding of the Australian blacktip
shark and the more common blacktip has lead to the very first hybridization of sharks,
discovered in 2012, and though their physical appearance is unremarkable, their appearance
in nature is an incredible leap in the evolution of the species. Initially, news outlets claimed that the hybridization
was in response to climate change, though scientists are more inclined to believe that,
while it’s unlikely climate change triggered the cross-breeding, it may prove beneficial
for the species in the future. 9. Mule
No, no, no. Not that kind of mule! This one is feathery and can fly, though it
shares the same sterile properties as the 4-legged variation. The origin of this beautiful, distinguished
creature stems back to the Victorian era when birds like the goldfinch were crossed with
canaries. The resulting species was a sterile aves known
best for its attractive look and alluring song, for which the bird continues to be bred
today. Common mules are bred from the hybridization
of Himalayan Goldfinch, Euro Golfinch, or Yarrell’s Siskin with African Yellow Canaries. 8. Yakalo
Think you’ve seen it all? Well, we doubt that you’ve rested your eyes
on the beautiful wonder that is the Yakalo! It’s doubtful mostly because this science
experiment that crossed a yak with American bison, or buffalo, wasn’t as successful as
researchers had hoped, producing a hybrid that wasn’t able to survive for reasonable
lengths of time. Up until 1928, scientists sought to create
a viable hybridization of the yak and buffalo, sometimes even using a bison-cattle hybrid,
to produce an animal that was meant to be a hard working beast and considerably more
tamable and more resilient than common yak. 7. Jaglion
When a jaguar and a lioness spend a little too much time together in an enclosed environment,
there’s no telling what sparks can fly between them. In the case of the lioness Lola and her unintentional
jaguar mate Diablo at the Bear Creek Sanctuary in Ontario, Canada, those sparks definitely
flew and little Jahzara and Tsunami were the products. The brother and sister jaglion pair inherited
differing traits from their parents, with Jazhara looking more like his father. Currently, the miracle siblings are the only
known jaglions in the world and further precautions with Lola and Diablo have been made to ensure
the sanctuary doesn’t add to the probability of any additional hybrids. 6. Coydog
Something in me just wants to say “CatDog”, but that’s an entirely different thing for
an entirely different audience. The Coydog is exactly what you’ve probably
already deduced it as being – a mix of a male coyote and a female dog. Just as cute and fluffy as the related house
pet, the Coydog tends to be far less manageable and considerably less trustworthy. Coydog breeding was popular in Pre-Columbian
Mexico as coyotes were once revered. As dogs are not known to form bonds with coyotes,
pup survival in the wild is fairly low. 5. Dzomo
Dzomo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Ahem… sorry. There’s really nothing to laugh about with
this horned beast. The product of mating a cow and a yak, the
Dzomo, has proven to be a stronger counter to the common yak and is known to produce
more milk than any big ol’ dumb cow. The male counterpart of the Dzomo, the Dzo,
is fairly similar in its productivity, but unlike the Dzomo, they are bred sterile. Hybridization of the Dzomo can go even further
when crossed with a domestic bull or yak bull, resulting in the three-quarter-bred Ortoom,
which can then be crossed further with a bull or yak bull to create a one-eighth-bred Usanguzee. 4. Zony
Doesn’t it sound like some sort of wonky animal that performs parlor tricks and is known for
being so off-the-wall that nobody can keep up with it? Well, it’s actually quite the opposite and
is more of a docile creature created by breeding a zebra stallion with a pony mare. The resulting mix is a partially striped,
4-legged beast not unlike the Zonkey we covered in our last hybrid video. Zony’s bred from medium-sized pony mares are
typically used for riding while much smaller pony breeds, like the Shetland, will produce
the smaller Zetland hybrid. Why is all of this zebra-pony cross-breeding
necessary? Don’t know! Sometimes it’s just accidental, such as the
2001 case at Eden Ostrich World in Cumbria, England, when a zebra was left in a field
with a pony, leading to unexpected results. 3. Geep
Winning the award for one of the silliest hybrid names out there is the Geep, a crossbreed
of a sheep and a goat. Not to be confused with the artificially created
and far more awesome sounding sheep-goat Chimera, geeps are generally rare in the wild. Though sheep and goats commonly share pastures,
the differing genera aren’t known to mate frequently. In most cases, if the mating of a sheep and
goat leads to an offspring, the geep is stillborn. Despite the high mortality rate, there have
been successful instances of geeps, such as in 2000 at the Bostwana Ministry of Agriculture. The resulting offspring sported legs similar
to that of a goat, a wooly inner-coating, and a heavier sheep-like body. Additional live geeps include one birthed
in 2011 and three in 2014 – though there are those that believe these successful geep births
were nothing more than those cooler sounding chimera! 2. Iron Age Pig
The Iron Age Pig was a larger breed of swine that bore tusks, camouflaged stripes, and
were known for being tough and territorial. Over time, the hearty beast disappeared, leaving
behind the modern pig for scientists to have a little fun with. By breeding a wild boar with the domestic
pig, the Iron Age Pig was brought back to life… kind of. While not an exact replica of the ancient
animal, this modern hybrid is known to be just as angry and tenacious as the true Iron
Age Pig. 1. Leopon
What do you get when you mate a lioness and a leopard? You get a big furball known as a Leopon! Though it sounds like the newest Pokemon,
the Leopon is a true product of nature. Well, man’s involvement in nature, at least. Mixing qualities of both the lioness and the
leopard, Leopon’s are exceptional climbers, enjoy being around water, and typically have
the telltale brown spots of a leopard. Captive breeding has been documented at Japan’s
Koshien Hanshin Park in Nishinomiya, which produced a Leopon that survived more than
20 years, a far cry from the lion’s 13-year lifespan and closer to that of
the leopard.

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  1. If i had the ability i would crossbreed a golden martin (idk if thats the correct translation, its called zlatna kuna in croatian) with a cat (probably persian, cheetooh or the english shortfur (??)) and id get a mix of my 2 fav animals combined :,D

  2. a dog and a cat,so a cog so there wont be anymore fights wich is better( i prefer dogs way more though)

  3. I'd mix a squirrel and a vampire bat call it Squrrpire, create an army of them and only raise them on the blood of liberal protesters, Make it to where words like safe space, misogyny, and anything related to nonbinary genders send them into a blood lusting rage so they can hunt down entitled participation trophy winning snow flakes. And once they have fed and the world is cleansed of these nazi-esque hate mongering hypocrisy ridden wastes of flesh they will settle down and show us the cure for every sickness known to man….

  4. Fox and wolf/ wolf and lion/ sheep and goat/ horse and tiger/peacock and horse/ fox and lion/ dog and cat/ dog and chicken/ horse and chicken/ shark and dog. Here's some, bet you can't guess why I have chosen these combos

  5. I thought you were going to post about how some years back here in the USA, a few African lionesses escaped in Mountain lion territory. Some time later, some trouble with exceptionally large Mountain lions arose. I never got the details to that story and I'm curious as to how that turned out. Were they captured? Exterminated? Now still a current invasive species issue?

  6. Hey. I would appreciate if some of you subscribed to me. I just created this new channel which I will post the cutest animal videos!

  7. Ive seen geeps and raise then back then .. when i was young i owned 2 goats and my classmate used to have sheep we both didnt know they were to different and i often put them together cuz they look cute … until 1 day my goat got pregnant

  8. When i heard Zony i was like " OMG A BABY ZONY THATS SO CUTE😍😍😍😍😍 finally a zony i've been waiting and searching for the answer for 7 years…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ ITS SO CUTE!!!

  9. You do know the thumbnail of this and the two videos shown in the end are of artdolls right?

    I'm pretty sure it's all the same artist

  10. Look we don't give a fuck what animals are out we want to know what is that thing on the title you have that looks like a tiger with horns you stupid fuck

  11. Man playing God again? Though a wild boar gate crashed a party so to speak and our tamworth orange pigs produced orange piglets with stripes and no end of problems with the French administration. By the way pigs can live to 16+. Try asking anyone that ? πŸ™‚

  12. Male leopard with a lioness gives us the leopon then a would cross a female leopon with liger gives us the leopliger instead the tigon wich is a hybrid of a tiger and the lioness gives us the leoptigon also . I would cross 7 bigcats such as a male lion and tigeress gives us the liger then I would cross a ligeress with a male lion =liliger then I would cross a female liliger with the male lion =lililiger then a female lililiger with a male lion =lilililiger

  13. I would cross a male tiger with a ligress wich is the hybrid of male lion and a tigress equals the tililger

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