Pumapard

PumapardThe 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 pup and it was reared by a Fox Terrier bitch at Hagenbeck Tierpark, Hamburg.

Pumapards can be the result of a female Puma mating a male Leopard, or a male Puma mating a female Leopard. In both cases they show a form of dwarfism. They only grow to about half the size of their parents.

Picture of the pumapard by Messybeast at en.wikipedia, licensed under GFDL

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