Wild hybrid animals are rare in most cases due to geography. Tigons, Ligers & Other Mixes. World-first hybrid shark found off Australia. Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world's first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change.
The mating of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global counterpart, the common black-tip, was an unprecedented discovery with implications for the entire shark world, said lead researcher Jess Morgan. "It's very surprising because no one's ever seen shark hybrids before, this is not a common occurrence by any stretch of the imagination," Morgan, from the University of Queensland, told AFP. "This is evolution in action. " Colin Simpfendorfer, a partner in Morgan's research from James Cook University, said initial studies suggested the hybrid species was relatively robust, with a number of generations discovered across 57 specimens.
It means the Australian black-tip could be adapting to ensure its survival as sea temperatures change because of global warming. Ippo the Zonkey! Ippo the 4-month old zonkey is half zebra, half donkey and pretty damn cute.
Trop joli ce petit animal ! :D – banane37
Her father, Martin the donkey, escaped into the donkey area of an Italian animal reserve, mated with Giada the zebra and 12 months later, Ippo was born.
I really love the photo of little Ippo jumping about. The zonkey is a rare breed of animal that usually isn’t able to re-produce because of chromosomal problems. Via. 10 Incredible Animal Hybrids. Motty the Hybrid Elephant. The Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant, Loxodonta africana are not only regarded as different species, but also belonging to different genus.
Crossbreeds between two individuals, belonging to the same genus, but different species, are in most cases sterile, like the the mule, while a crossbreed between to genus was regarded as impossible - but it had never been tried, because of the natural geographical distribution of the two species in the wild.
However, in captive situations, an artificial environment is created, in which the two species interact. So, in 1978 in Chester Zoo, England, when the Asian elephant cow "Sheba" gave birth to a calf with an African elephant bull "Jumbolino" as father, scientists became puzzled. The staff had observed several matings between the elephants, but since a cross was thought to be impossible, none expected a delivery.
Dr Derek Lyon was veterinairy in charge at Chester Zoo during Motty's birth. This is his story about the event: Geep = Goat + Sheep. Sheep-goat hybrid Oreo and his mum at a NSW children's daycare centre.
Picture: Gary Graham Source: The Daily Telegraph HALF sheep, half goat? You've got to be kidding. That is what farmer Terry Crompton thought when he discovered his ewe had just given birth to a hybrid. While it sounds bizarre, the genetic fluke is officially known as a "geep". "One of the boys told me the lamb had arrived," Mr Crompton said. "It was dark, and I went into the paddock looking for her mother and she had this little black and white bundle. "We don't get black and white lambs, and as soon as I felt it I knew it didn't have wool, it had hair. "I said its father must be a goat. " Proving to be more than just the black sheep of the family, the geep, named Oreo, was born to a sheep but is a genetic throwback from its father - a ram with goat genes. Oreo runs like a goat and has a goat's face and feet but a sheep's build. Follyfoot supervisor Tracey Yoemans said Oreo's remarkable birth took everyone by surprise.
Hybrid Animals. Dzo = Yak + Domestic Cow. Cats 101: Bengal (Asian Leopard Cat + Domestic Shorthair) Humanzee. The portmanteau word humanzee for a human–chimpanzee hybrid appears to have entered usage in the 1980s. Feasibility The possibility of human–ape hybrids has been entertained since at least the medieval period; Peter Damian (11th century) claimed to have been shown the monstrous offspring of a human woman who had mated with an ape. Linnaeus (1758) used Homo troglodytes as the taxonomical name for a hypothetical human and orangutan hybrid. Chimpanzees and humans are closely related (sharing 95% of their DNA sequence and 99% of coding DNA sequences), leading to contested speculation that a hybrid is possible.
All great apes have similar genetic structure. Chromosomes 6, 13, 19, 21, 22, and X are structurally the same in all great apes. In 1977, researcher J. Reports on attempted or successful hybridization Evidence for early hominin hybridization There is evidence for a complex speciation process for the Pan–Homo split. In fiction