Amazing animal hybrids
They came up with is not nature, and man. Someone looks funny, someone - scary, but all as one - strange. In our selection - animal hybrids.
Pauline professors all over the world are trying to recover dinosaur genome, cloned sheep and crossed a variety of animals. Some experiments are successful. On the latter we tell.
The Lion + Tiger = liger / tiglon
In this pair required a lion and a tigress. The resulting hybrid - a liger - the largest cat on earth. It grows more than 4 m in length and weighs 400 kg - and is twice as large as normal lion. Champion among Leagrove, male Hercules is 20 times stronger than the average person and eats more than 9 kg of meat per day, but, according to his trainer, could umyat all 45, having recovered from 400 to 700 kg. However, in this case he would be able to move normally. Meanwhile liger not suffering from obesity and able to develop a speed of 80 km / h. Ligers are like lions, but with stripes (and, unlike the king of beasts, love and know how to swim).
If it crossed a tiger and a lion, you get Tigon (aka tiglon, tayglon, tigon or thione) - an animal, is markedly different from Leagrove especially smaller sizes. However, they may be similar as tigers and lions, only with a shorter mane.
However, neither those nor the other in the wild can not be found: lions live mainly in Africa and tigers - only in Asia. And successful interbreeding between them occurs in 1-2% of all cases, therefore, the number of Leagrove today is not more than two dozen. Benefits for humans: art for art's sake.
Zebra + Horse = zebroid
And you can still like this: the male zebra crossed with a female pony, donkey ... zebroid - a hybrid born of a male zebra and a female of any of the horse family. Zebroid are different depending on who their mother: if a horse - are likely to be similar to the horse if the donkey - on a donkey. From his father he usually gets in the main strip.
Use for a person: zebroid not bred for the sake of fun, as well as pack and riding animals. They are strong and hardy, but in Africa, are valued more for the fact that, unlike ordinary horses are resistant to the bites of the tsetse fly (this capacity he gets from his father), but more accommodating compared to zebras. Although they are still more wild than the household, as more aggressive than simple horses and donkeys.
Buffalo + Cow Beef =
Beef - a successful experiment. From buffalo he took stamina, resistance to disease, the ability to forage on their own, even in winter, and from the cow - docile temperament and taste of the meat. In addition, much larger than the simple Beef cows - adult males weigh between 800 to 1150 kg.
Benefits for people: farmers say that the meat more tender beef Beef, but most importantly - there is much less cholesterol. Nevertheless, meat Beef is found only in specialty stores in the US, where, as is well known, and are found bison. Probably due to the reduction of the natural habitat of the latter.
Dolphin Orca + = Wholphin
He volfin or kitofin. This child of the female and male bottlenose dolphin small black orcas. Quite a strange creature resembles both parents simultaneously. Even according to the number of teeth is something in between: in their 88 bottlenose dolphins, killer whales at - 44, and at or kitofina - 66. Colors hybrid still went to the mother, but an order of magnitude larger - the first known kitofin, a female named Kekaimalu appeared born may 15, 1985 and at birth weighed 20 kg, and its length was 114 cm. But in the age of ten, she reached 272 kg, while its length is equal to about 3 m. it is believed that Wholphin can also be found in nature but to date, only two of them are known: Kekaimalu and her daughter named Pokaykeloha (died in the ninth iletnem age) contained in a park in Hawaii. Benefits for people: not clear.
Camel Lama + = verblyulama
These two animals share a continent, not to mention the size (Lama six times less dromedary). Nevertheless, scientists have dared to cross them in 1998. Despite the outward differences, they belong to the same family of camelids (llama without reason called "Peruvian camel"). Experts want to grow an animal, which will have the same valuable fur, like a llama, and the same endurance as a camel. They conducted artificial insemination. Mother acted Lama, father - the camel, and was born verblyulama (second name - kama) hybrid with short ears, double hooves and a long tail and the same long and strong legs. The animal received minor: 50-70 kg, the height at the withers - 1, 25-1, 40 m, but very sturdy.
Use for a person: kama hardy camels, they are able to carry luggage weighing 30 kg, and in the same way as "ships of the desert", a long time without water. wool quality is not inferior wool llama - its length is 6 cm Unfortunately verblyulamy like mules, completely sterile, can not produce offspring without human assistance..
The Lion + leopard levopard =
Union lioness and a leopard gave a very strange creature like a lion, dressed in leopard skin, only the mane sticks. However, the spots have levoparda not black, and brown. In addition, it is larger his father, although also loves to climb trees and swim. The first documentary evidence of levoparde - Indian and dates from 1910. But the most successful experiments in his removal took place in Japan in 1959. Sonoko lioness gave birth to two cubs of leopard Kaneo, and in 1962 - three more. The males were sterile, but one of the females was able to give the offspring of a hybrid of a lion and jaguar - it, by the way, is called yaglion, and it is no less amazing and incredibly rare animal, like a jaguar, but gray-black color. Benefits for people: not clear.
Poitou Donkey + puatusskaya horse = mule Poitou
Normal mule - it is clear that when a donkey crossed with a mare. But this is a special case. In the first place, because the Poitou donkey - a donkey is not easy. Before you artiodactyl with dreadlocks, which grow up to a meter in length! Because of them, Poitou got into Guinness Book of Records as the hairiest donkeys - they resemble dogs Commander breed, only very large (140-150 cm at the withers). Poitou distinguishes very large and strong skeleton and a truly giant ears - they are so large that they lie on the donkey's neck horizontally, like the wings of a dragonfly. This breed is very appreciated in France, where her ancestors brought more Roman legionaries. In the Middle Ages, in the presence of Poitou economy, much like the iPhone today, it was a matter of status. These donkeys were very much appreciated: and for the beauty and endurance. And they are very rare. In 2005, in the world there were no more than 450 donkeys Poitou.
But puatusskaya horse - not so fancy, but is also characterized by hairiness, only this time in the hooves. Mule obtained by crossing these two animals, probably similar to the Poitou donkey (say his long hair is inherited, even if descendants have one-eighth of blood shaggy ancestor), just as all the mules, more enduring.
Use for a person: it is used as a beast of burden.
White Grizzly Bear + = grolar
He polar or grizzly Peasley. Recall that grizzly - a subspecies of brown bear, dwelling in Canada and Alaska. As a result, grolar - the same cross between brown and polar bears, we would like to imagine many kids. Although it is not necessary to imagine anything - polar grizzly found in zoos and in the wild (although in a natural environment, it is known only three such cases: grizzly and polar bears are genetically similar, but try to avoid each other),. Polar bears are known to prefer an ice floe and a grizzly - after all the continents and islands. Some experts suggest that because of global warming and the reduction of the ice "goodbye" white and brown will become more frequent and grolary cease to be such a rarity. In general, a hybrid like a polar bear, but with a darker color. Use for a person: someone embodied childhood dream.
tsihlazomy severum + tsihlazomy labiatum = red parrot fish
How exactly did this strange fish, no one knows, but her creators that hold the "recipe" of its receipt (and a parrot brought in 1964 in Taiwan) secret. This allows breeders to hold a monopoly on the popular among aquarium fish species.
Use for Human: red parrots not only known for their vivid coloration large dimensions (fish body length - about 20 cm) and a barrel shape, but the shape of the mouth and surprising. It is small and is something like an inverted triangle. This dignity, and a lack of fish - because of him she could not eat, and is capable of basically only choose food drowning in water. The same problem with the spine and swim bladder - they are deformed (so the shape resembles a fish heart), so quickly swim parrot can not. Not surprisingly, in the nature of a miracle can not be found (in spite of the ability to produce offspring) - it only survives under the watchful care of the aquarium.