The animal world is rich in its diversity. But a person does not get tired of experimenting, creating some kinds. Sometimes this is practical, and sometimes people just want to get an unusual animal. Most often in the wild nature hybrids created by man do not take root, but there are also reverse examples. We created a lot of amazing new animals, the most unusual of them will be our story.
To create such an animal, zebras were crossed with horses or donkeys, ponies. The idea of crossing related species appeared a long time ago, for the first time these hybrids appeared in the XIX century. Usually the father is a zebra. Very rarely the father acts as an ass. Zebraids have a distinctive feature from zebras. On a hybrid it is much more convenient to ride a horse. The new species stands out with its unusual coloration. Part of it may belong to a horse, and a part to a zebra. The nature of the new species is rather unpredictable, it is harder to train. Also zebraids are born quite painful and underdeveloped, most of these animals live only a few days. And they are often deprived of the possibility to have offspring.
Ligger and Tigrolev.
These animals were born by crossing predatory cats. The liger has a lion’s father and a mother tigress. And Tigrolev, on the contrary, is a cross between a male tiger and a lioness. Ligers are quite large, they are generally considered to be the world’s largest cats. They look like big lions, but with blurry stripes. But the tigers suffer small size, they eventually grow less than their parents. In Miami lives the lager Hercules, whose height is as much as 3 meters, and weight – 544 kilograms. In a hybrid, males are infertile. But the females sometimes have the opportunity to bring offspring. Ligers love to swim, like tigers, unlike lions.
This breed was bred to obtain the best source of meat. To do this, scientists crossed the cow and the American bison. Science is also known for similar hybrids – bison, crosses of large livestock and yaks. New species are created so that they can inherit the best properties of their parents and give more meat. Bifalo has a bright red color, which is important, it contains much less cholesterol than in traditional beef. However, most buyers are not even aware of the existence of such a product. After all, you can buy it only in several shops in Seattle. Bifalo breeders say that its meat also has a more delicate and delicate flavor and taste than beef.
This animal is a hybrid of a llama and a camel. For the first time, camelamas were born in 1995. Since the size of the animals does not allow them to mate in vivo, the scientists were forced to resort to artificial insemination. The resulting hybrid has short ears and a long camel tail. But the hooves of the camelamas are doubled, the legs are very strong and quite long. But this is very important for long journeys through the deserts. Vervelam is strong, but small animal. In addition, it is also devoid of a hump, its fur is fluffy, as is the case with a lama. Breeders have long tried to bring a new hybrid. He managed to get it, only using a camel as a father and a mother lama.
This animal was the result of crossing a lioness and a male leopard. The body resembles a leopard, there is also a characteristic color. The spots are not black, but brown. But the head is more like a lion’s. The size of the new hybrid exceeds the leopard. The leopard loves to climb trees and swim in the water. The first documented mention of this animal is found in India in 1910. The most successful experiments on deducing levopard were conducted in Japan. Lioness Sonoko from the leopard Kaneo in 1959 gave birth to two cubs, and three years later three more. Male hybrids were infertile, the last of them died in 1985. But one of the females was able to give birth to the offspring of a hybrid of a lion and a jaguar.
This hybrid is often called a sewn cat. It turned out by crossing a normal domestic cat and wild African cat servala with spotted color. And in order to get the most beautiful individuals use different breeds of kosha. It can be Bengal, Serengeti, Egyptian Mau or Oriental Shorthair. The serengete itself was created recently by crossing the Bengali and Oriental rocks. It is named after a national park in the north of Tanzania, in Africa. That’s where the serval lives. In 2001, the cat was officially recognized as a new breed by the International Cat Association. Servakot turned out to be a beautiful and strong animal. It is much friendlier than ordinary domestic cats. It is believed that servakoty are as faithful as dogs. They are taught to walk on a leash, bring an abandoned stick or even a shot game. According to the standards servakot must have black or brown spots, silver or black. Usually these animals have high standing ears, a long thin neck and head, a short tail. The eyes of the servocot are blue in childhood and green in adulthood. Weigh such cats from 6 to 14 kilograms. They are not cheap, as for pets – from $ 600 and above.
Such a hybrid was obtained by crossing a polar polar bear and grizzly bears. Surprisingly, the genetic relationship does not lead to the crossing of these species in the wild. They simply avoid each other, occupying different ecological niches. Grizzly prefers to live and reproduce on the ground, but the polar bear has chosen water and ice. However, in 2006 in the Canadian part of the Arctic, a strange bear was found on the island of Banks. The study of his DNA made it possible to declare him a polar grizzly, born in natural conditions. Similar individuals were seen before, just then DNA analysis was impossible. The polar grizzly is distinguished by a thick cream-white fur, like that of polar bears. He has long claws, a humpbacked back, small facial features and brown spots around the eyes and nose, which is typical of the grizzly.
Hybrid of ram and goat.
In 2000, a sheep and goat were accidentally crossed in Botswana. The animals were just kept together. The new animal was named “Toast of Botswana”. The sheep and goat have a different number of chromosomes – 54 and 60. Therefore, their offspring are usually stillborn. But the surviving hybrid could inherit the signs of both of its parents. He has a long wool, like a sheep, and goat’s legs. The outer hair was coarse, and the inside of the hair was soft. The animal had a heavy lamb body. At 5 years it weighed 93 kilograms. The animal had 57 chromosomes, which turned out to be the average between the number of its parents. The hybrid turned out very active, with increased libido, although sterile. That’s why in 10 months he was castrated. The cases of obtaining such a hybrid were noted in New Zealand and Russia.
Fish is a red parrot.
In Asia, they adore aquarium fish, constantly creating new species. This species was brought to Taiwan in 1986. The way this mutation was obtained is still kept secret. After all, it allows local breeders to continue to keep a monopoly on these fish. It is rumored that the midwest cyclidus with the red cichlid was crossed. The fries are gray-black, but by the age of 5 months they are bright orange or pink. We learned this fish in the 90’s, take it here from Singapore and other countries of Southeast Asia. If a red parrot is placed in an aquarium, the fish can grow there to 10-15 centimeters. Color can vary greatly, in addition to the orange color, yellow is also possible. At some point in their life, parrots can be crimson, lilac and bright red. However, over time, they all acquire an orange color. Experts advise to feed this fish with special foods with carotene, this will help strengthen the bright red color of their body. The resulting hybrid also has some pronounced anatomical deformations.For example, the mouth looks like a narrow vertical slit. Because of this, it is very difficult to feed such fish, many of them are therefore prematurely dying.
This bird was obtained by crossing a golden pheasant with a diamond pheasant. As a result, the new bird received a unique coloring of its feathers.
Rarely, but still manages to cross aquatic animals. This is a fruit of a dolphin from the family of bottlenose dolphins and a small black killer whale. In captivity, there are only two such individuals. Both of them live in Hawaii, in a marine park. Dimensions of hybrids are something average between the original species. The name of the first Kosatkodel’fin is known – Kekaimalu. The crossbreed is well defined on the teeth. If the bottlenose dolphins have 88, and the killer whales have 44, then the hybrid has 66 of them.
Pig from the Iron Age.
To get such a breed, cross the domestic pigs of Tamvorskoye breed with wild boar. So it turns out a pig from the Iron Age. This hybrid is much more manual than the wild boar. However, it is not as pliable as ordinary domestic pigs. The resulting animals are grown for meat, which is used in some special varieties of sausages and other products.
These animals are quite often and freely crossed in nature. The wolf is a rather cautious animal, his behavior is unique, the hunter’s instinct is very developed. The jaws of the dog are not as developed as those of its wild predatory relative. When crossing wolves are more shy than dogs. How will it behave in the future to lead a hybrid, it is impossible to predict. To tame the dog, long training is required. After all, a hybrid can involuntarily choose the line of conduct of any of its parents. Dog can become a very dangerous creature. After all, he will be cunning and predatory, like a wolf and fearless towards a man, like a dog. Recently in the Czech Republic, dog handlers decided to cross Carpathian wolves singles with German shepherds. Specialists wanted to get the perfect dog policeman. But it turned out that the dog received was not suitable for such work. Animals were either nervous and cowardly, or excessively evil and aggressive. The resulting breed was nevertheless recognized and named a Czech top. In Holland, they tried to cross all the same German shepherds and Canadian schooling wolves. The results were also not what they expected. But there was another breed – the Saarlos Wolffond. And in Moscow they crossed Siberian Laika and jackal. The goal was to get a new breed that would be as obedient as a dog and possess the sharp scent of a wild animal. However, the results will be clear only after the third generation of the new breed.