10 Bizarre Hybrid Animals

My daughter is a huge fan of Zebras so when we happened upon this Zebroid while sifting through pictures of something fabulous to brighten your day, she yelled “YES ZABRA” and that was that! Enjoy this wonderful post, and more on TwistedSifter’s page.



Below is collection of bizarre hybrid animals with interesting hybridized namesakes. The majority of these animals do not occur naturally in the wild and have been bred by humans which has stirred much controversy and criticism. For most of these animals, while successfully crossed, the offspring tend to be infertile, meaning their continuation as a hybrid is solely determined by human intervention.


1. Zebra + Any other Equine = Zebroid




Zeedonk or Zonkey (Zebra/Donkey) | Photograph by SANNSE


A zebroid (also zedonk, zebra mule, and zebrule) is the offspring of any cross between a zebra and any other equine: essentially, a zebra hybrid. In most cases, the sire is a zebra stallion. Zebroid is the generic name for all zebra hybrids. The different hybrids are generally named using the portmanteau convention of sire’s name + dam’s…

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