The liger is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger. Lions and tigers do not share the same territory in the wild and therefore do not have much opportunity to mate. Currently, there are instances of coexistence only in Gir Forest, India. the ligre is the largest felid by size in the present day, as well as the largest of all time tied with the extinct Smilodon populator.
The mule is a hybrid that is almost always sterile because of its odd chromosome set and is derived from the cross between the stallion donkey and the mare. The mule is the oldest and best known mammalian hybrid in the world. The reasons for its popularity are its strength, resistance to disease, and adaptability to unfavorable environments.
The hinny (Equus burdo) is a hybrid resulting from crossing a male horse with a female domestic donkey. Compared to the mule, the hinny bears a greater resemblance to the horse and has a significantly thicker mane.
The beefalo is a cross between the domestic bull (Bos taurus) and the American bison (Bison bison). The breed was created by humans in the U.S. to combine the best characteristics of both animals, especially with the intent of beef production.
The Coywolf comes from the mating of coyotes with gray wolves. Hybrids are larger than pure coyotes and demonstrate behaviors intermediate between those of the coyote and the wolf. Interbreeding was noticed in the wild in the 1930s and 1940s in Canada, where coyotes colonized areas inhabited by wolves and then interbred with wolves.
The Mule is the hybrid of a canary and a goldfinch. This animal was created by man to obtain beautiful, attractive and, most importantly, melodious singing birds.
The Prizzly is a rare hybrid of polar bear and grizzly bear and has been found both in captivity and in the wild. The presence of the Prizzly in the wild was confirmed in 2006 through DNA analysis of an unusual-looking specimen found in the Canadian Arctic.
A zebra is defined as the hybrid between a horse and a zebra. This animal tends to have the slender, elongated shape typical of the horse, while striations typical of the zebra parent appear on the coat (usually horse-like in color).
The Savannah is a cat resulting from crossing a serval, a wild feline, with a domestic cat. The first specimen was a female named Savannah, born in 1986 to Judee Frank, a Bengal cat breeder who crossed a male serval with a Siamese cat.
A zonkey is a cross between a male zebra and a female donkey and is quite rare. The place with the greatest occurrence of zonkey is South Africa, where there are instances where zebras and donkeys are found to coexist. Like mules, however, zonkey are genetically incapable of reproducing.