Hybrid Animals You Didn't Know Existed

Posted by Michael Avery in Nature and Travel On 27th September 2016

Genetic hybrids in the animal world exist when animals of differing species create offspring together. There are a long list of hybrids from various animal families, including:

Felid hybrids

Equid hybrids

Cetacean hybrids

The reason that a lot of people aren’t aware of the more obscure animal hybrids is because they tend to be infertile. However, that doesn’t mean some strange hybrid animals don’t exist.

#1 Tigons are born when a male tiger mates with a female lion.

They can have both tiger stripes and lion spots.


#2 Ligers are the result of a male lion breeding with a female tiger.

#3 A grolar bear is a cross between a polar bear and a grizzly.


#4 Jaglions are extremely rare, as jaguars and lions live on separate continents. But in an Ontario zoo, two of these unusual animals were born.

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