Archive for April, 2008

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 […]