Hybrid Animals

Okay, so animals don’t have a ‘race’, but they do have a species to which they belong. And it turns out that just like people, they like to mix and match here and there too. I mean people have evolved into different people over millions of years by breeding and changing up who they breed with. Although, we don’t breed with an entirely breed with a new species, even if they’re somewhat close to ours (like apes) – it’s almost the same thing, right? I don’t know, I found this Yahoo! article really interesting about hybrid animals that are born out of 2 animals from different, but closely related, species breeding. Many people have heard of Ligers because it’s Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite animal, but have you heard of a zorse, tigon, beefalo, grolar bears, or wholphins? I hadn’t – and I thought this was super bizarre these animals could exist. Of course, some of it has to do with some human maneuvering and manipulative breeding, but some of the hybrid animals actually occur naturally. Grolar bears, for instance, are a mix of grizzly bear and polar bear that actually bred naturally in nature. Experts think that it’s because they were driven to breed together because of global warming and the polar bears having to move from their natural habitats. How bizarre! Guess you gotta do what you gotta do to satisfy that urge.

What I don’t get is how you get a tiger and lion to breed or a false killer whale and dolphin?? I guess it goes to show you that animals have to have some deeper sense of thought, and quite possibly, a sense of curiosity? Maybe lust?  Who knows, but it’s almost unnatural, in my opinion. Forced breeding for the fun of it isn’t right…

This article is definitely interesting though – check it out to see all the pictures: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ygreen/20100427/sc_ygreen/sixamazinghybridanimals


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