Archive for the 'Strange Animals' Category

Jaglion

A Jaglion is a hybrid between a male jaguar and a lionness, it has the background color of the lion and the powerful build and the rosettes of the jaguar. In April 2006, two Jaglion cubs were born at Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Canada, one male (Tsunami) and one female (Jahzara). It was an […]

Pumapard

The Pumapard is a hybrid between a puma and a leopard… Carl Hagenbeck in the 19th century crossbred the two and created this hybrid. Unfortunately, the pups did not reach adulthood. A male Puma and female Leopard had produced a hybrid male cub. In that time, it was normal for a dog to foster the […]

Zonkey

Other names: zebrass, zebronkey, zeedonk, zedonk, zebadonk, zenkey, donbra, zebrinny, or deebra They zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. Usually a male zebra is paired with an ass mare or horse mare, but the opposite can also occur (see also Haldane’s rule / law). As with so many hybrids, the species […]

Wolphin

The wolphin is the extraordinary result of breeding a female bottle-nosed dolphin with a male false killer whale. In captivity there are 2 occurrences, both are in the Sea Life Park in Hawaii. The 2 captive wolphins are a mother wolphin (wolphins are fertile), named Kekaimalu, and her third young (the previous 2 young died). […]

Zorse – hybrid of a zebra stallion and a horse mare

A zorse is the offspring of a zebra stallion and a horse mare. The zorse in infertile and looks like a horse with stripes. Horses have 64 chromosomes, zebra’s have between 44 and 62 (depending on the species), most zorses however have 63 chromosomes. They are not as easy to handle as purebred horses for […]

Grolar – hybrid of a grizzly & polar bear

The Grolar is a hybrid between a grizzly and a polar bear, they are also called pizzly, grolar bear and polizzly. By their Inuit name, they are known as ‘Nanulak’, a combination of polar bear (Nanuk) and grizzly bear (Aklak). In 2006 a grolar has been shot in the wild (BBC link) by a big […]