Hybrid animals are the offspring of interspecific breeding. Interspecific hybrids are bred by mating two species from within the same genus. The offspring of this cross is often sterile, so both species are kept distinct. The most well-known example of a hybrid animal is a mule, which is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse. Other examples are ligers (between a male lion and female tiger), pizzly (grizzly-polar bear hybrid), wholphin (between a female bottlenose dolphin and a male false killer whale), and many more. The Lonicera Fly is the first known animal species that resulted from natural hybridization.

Can any animals cross breed?

Not all animals can cross breed as they may belong to different animal groups. Also, when animals do crossbreed it typically happens within a domestic type of setting and not in the wilderness. This is due to animals carrying out different social behaviors that prevent them from cross-breeding.

Can hybrid animals reproduce?

Hybrid animals cannot reproduce as they are almost always born sterile. Hybrid animals do not often reproduce since they do not have the necessary sex cells and are not able to produce sperm or eggs. This is due to the chromosomes of their parents not matching up.

What is the rarest hybrid animal?

The rarest hybrid animals include ligers which are the hybrid of the male lion and female tiger, tigon the hybrid of the male tiger and female lion, as well as the wholphin the hybrid of the false killer whale and dolphin. Other hybrid animals are the leopon, grolar bear, and zebroid.

Hybrid Animals Guides
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Mule
309000
63”-78.7” | 160-200 cm
70.9”-86.6” | 180-220 cm
820-1,000 lb | 372-454 kg
30-40 years
Mule
200.000
220.000
454.000
40.00
309000
GUIDE
3D
Mule
13”-15” | 33-38 cm
20”-22” | 51-56 cm
12-25 lb | 5.4-11.3 kg
12-20 years
Savannah Cat
38.000
56.000
11.300
20.00
202000
GUIDE
3D
Savannah Cat
9”-13” | 23-33 cm
20”-24” | 51-61 cm
10-15 lb | 4.5-6.8 kg
10-15 years
Toyger Cat
33.000
61.000
6.800
15.00
32700
GUIDE
3D
Toyger Cat
Zonkey
40000
45.3”-65” | 115-165 cm
53.1”-76.8” | 135-195 cm
500-700 lb | 227-318 kg
15-25 years
Zonkey
165.000
195.000
318.000
25.00
40000
GUIDE
3D
Zonkey
Zony
15000
46.5”-53.1” | 118-135 cm
55.1”-66.9” | 140-170 cm
500-700 lb | 227-318 kg
15-25 years
Zony
135.000
170.000
318.000
25.00
15000
GUIDE
3D
Zony
Zorse
39000
57”-72.8” | 145-185 cm
76.8”-98.4” | 195-250 cm
507-1,000 lb | 230-454 kg
15-30 years
Zorse
185.000
250.000
454.000
30.00
39000
GUIDE
3D
Zorse
Zony (Equus zebra x Equus caballus)
Scale illustration of an average Zony compared to a human

The Zony (Equus zebra x Equus equine) is the cross between a male zebra and the female pony. They are typically not large, but are strong. Zonies have the stripes of a zebra. The stripes do not cover their entire body, but only certain parts, like the neck or legs. When breeding the zony a medium sized pony is often preferred to create a riding zony. They are mostly found in zoos and are seen in the wild in Africa. They are herbivores and eat plant matter. The zony has a lifespan ranging between 15 to 25 years.

Zonies have a shoulder height between 43”–48” (109-122 cm), overall standing height of 46.5”-53.1” (118-135 cm), and body length of 55.1”-66.9” (140-170 cm). The weight of a Zony is between 500-700 lb (227-318 kg). Zonies have a typical lifespan of 15-25 years.

Collection of scaled drawings of Zony in various poses with dimensions
The Zony (Equus zebra x Equus equine) is the cross between a male zebra and the female pony. They are typically not large, but are strong. Zonies have the stripes of a zebra. The stripes do not cover their entire body, but only certain parts, like the neck or legs.

Zonies have a shoulder height between 43”–48” (109-122 cm), overall standing height of 46.5”-53.1” (118-135 cm), and body length of 55.1”-66.9” (140-170 cm). The weight of a Zony is between 500-700 lb (227-318 kg). Zonies have a typical lifespan of 15-25 years.

Collection of scaled drawings of Zony in various poses with dimensions
Zony (Equus zebra x Equus caballus)
Height:
46.5”-53.1” | 118-135 cm
Width:
Length:
55.1”-66.9” | 140-170 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
43”–48” | 109-122 cm
Weight:
500-700 lb | 227-318 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Equus zebra x Equus caballus
Lifespan
15-25 years

Drawings include:

Zony side elevation (assorted), front, back

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Zonkey (Equus zebra x Equus asinus)
Comparison illustration of the size of a Zonkey to a typical person

The Zonkey (Equus zebra x Equus asinus) is the cross between a male zebra and the female donkey and are very rare. Other names for the zonkey include zedonk, zebrass, and zenkey. They have a brown, tan or grey colored coat with the typical stripes of zebra. Similar to the mule they are also sterile. They can be found in the wild in Africa, but are often seen in zoos. The Zonkey lives in the savanna and open woodlands. They are herbivorous and their diet consists of grasses, herbs, and fruits. They generally have a lifespan of 15 to 25 years.

Zonkeys have a shoulder height between 42”–60” (107-152 cm), overall standing height of 45.3”-65” (115-165 cm), and body length of 53.1”-76.8” (135-195 cm). The weight of a Zonkey is between 500-700 lb (227-318 kg). Zonkeys have a typical lifespan of 15-25 years.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Zonkey with dimensions
The Zonkey (Equus zebra x Equus asinus) is the cross between a male zebra and the female donkey and are very rare. Other names for the zonkey include zedonk, zebrass, and zenkey. They have a brown, tan or grey colored coat with the typical stripes of zebra. Similar to the mule they are also sterile.

Zonkeys have a shoulder height between 42”–60” (107-152 cm), overall standing height of 45.3”-65” (115-165 cm), and body length of 53.1”-76.8” (135-195 cm). The weight of a Zonkey is between 500-700 lb (227-318 kg). Zonkeys have a typical lifespan of 15-25 years.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Zonkey with dimensions
Zonkey (Equus zebra x Equus asinus)
Height:
45.3”-65” | 115-165 cm
Width:
Length:
53.1”-76.8” | 135-195 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
42”–60” | 107-152 cm
Weight:
500-700 lb | 227-318 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Equus zebra x Equus asinus
Lifespan
15-25 years

Drawings include:

Zonkey side elevation (assorted), front, back

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Zorse (Equus zebra x Equus caballus)
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Zorse compared to an average person

The Zorse (Equus zebra x Equus caballus) is the offspring of a male Zebra and female Horse. They have a short coarse coat that ranges in color from tan to black with the distinctive zebra stripes. Zorses can drastically differ from one another; their appearance depends on their parents. Zorses are almost always bred by man intervention. Most zorses are found in zoos around the world or Africa, with some being used as work horses. The zorse is herbivorous and eats grasses, herbs, flowers, leaves, fruits, or berries. They typically have a lifespan between 15 to 30 years.

Zorses have a shoulder height between 51”–64” (130-163 cm), overall standing height of 57”-72.8” (145-185 cm), and body length of 76.8”-98.4” (195-250 cm). The weight of a Zorse is between 507-1,000 lb (230-454 kg). Zorses have a typical lifespan of 15-30 years.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Zorse with dimensions
The Zorse (Equus zebra x Equus caballus) is the offspring of a male Zebra and female Horse. They have a short coarse coat that ranges in color from tan to black with the distinctive zebra stripes. Zorses can drastically differ from one another; their appearance depends on their parents.

Zorses have a shoulder height between 51”–64” (130-163 cm), overall standing height of 57”-72.8” (145-185 cm), and body length of 76.8”-98.4” (195-250 cm). The weight of a Zorse is between 507-1,000 lb (230-454 kg). Zorses have a typical lifespan of 15-30 years.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Zorse with dimensions
Zorse (Equus zebra x Equus caballus)
Height:
57”-72.8” | 145-185 cm
Width:
Length:
76.8”-98.4” | 195-250 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
51”–64” | 130-163 cm
Weight:
507-1,000 lb | 230-454 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Equus zebra x Equus caballus
Lifespan
15-30 years

Drawings include:

Zorse side elevation (assorted), front, back

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Mule (Equus asinus × Equus caballus)
Scale illustration of an average Mule compared to a human

The Mule (Equus asinus x Equus caballus) is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They are one of the most common working animals in the world and are the oldest known hybrid. They were likely first bred in what is now Turkey. Mules share a resemblance horses except for their long ears. Their skin is more resistant to the sun and rain than that of a horse. Mules typically eat grains, hay, and pasture. They have a lifespan of between 35 to 40 years. Mules are sterile due to the odd number of their chromosomes.

Mules have a shoulder height between 56”–68” (142-173 cm), overall standing height of 63”-78.7” (160-200 cm), and body length of 70.9”-86.6” (180-220 cm). The weight of a Mule is between 820-1,000 lb (372-454 kg). Mules have a typical lifespan of 30-40 years.

Collection of scaled drawings of Mule in various poses with dimensions
The Mule (Equus asinus x Equus caballus) is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They are one of the most common working animals in the world and are the oldest known hybrid. They were likely first bred in what is now Turkey. Mules share a resemblance horses except for their long ears.

Mules have a shoulder height between 56”–68” (142-173 cm), overall standing height of 63”-78.7” (160-200 cm), and body length of 70.9”-86.6” (180-220 cm). The weight of a Mule is between 820-1,000 lb (372-454 kg). Mules have a typical lifespan of 30-40 years.

Collection of scaled drawings of Mule in various poses with dimensions
Mule (Equus asinus × Equus caballus)
Height:
63”-78.7” | 160-200 cm
Width:
Length:
70.9”-86.6” | 180-220 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
56”–68” | 142-173 cm
Weight:
820-1,000 lb | 372-454 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Equus asinus × Equus caballus
Lifespan
30-40 years

Drawings include:

Mule side elevation (assorted), front, back

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Savannah Cat
Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Savannah Cat with measurements for common heights and lengths

Considered the largest of the domesticated cat breeds, the Savannah cat is a mix between a domestic cat and a serval. A serval is a wild African cat, hence the reference to its habitat (the savannah) in the breed’s name. The Savannah cat closely resembles that of its wild ancestor, having a tall and lean build with a long neck, long legs, and big ears. In addition to these prominent features, the exotic look of the Savannah cat also stems from its spotted coat with various colored markings. Temperament-wise the Savannah cat is known to be sociable, loyal, and very curious, using its extreme jumping capabilities (up to 8 feet) to explore spaces.

The typical Savannah Cat has an overall height of 13”-15” (33-38 cm) and body length of 20”-22” (51-56 cm). An average Savannah Cat weighs between 12-25 lb (5.4-11.3 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 12-20 years.

Collection of elevation illustrations of Savannah Cats in assorted seated postures
Considered the largest of the domesticated cat breeds, the Savannah cat is a mix between a domestic cat and a serval. The Savannah cat closely resembles that of its wild ancestor, having a tall and lean build with a long neck, long legs, and big ears.

The typical Savannah Cat has an overall height of 13”-15” (33-38 cm) and body length of 20”-22” (51-56 cm). An average Savannah Cat weighs between 12-25 lb (5.4-11.3 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 12-20 years.

Collection of elevation illustrations of Savannah Cats in assorted seated postures
Savannah Cat
Height:
13”-15” | 33-38 cm
Width:
Length:
20”-22” | 51-56 cm
Depth:
Weight:
12-25 lb | 5.4-11.3 kg
Area:

Body: Lean muscular body, short tail, long neck, tall appearance
Temperament: Adventurous, playful, loyal, dog-like

Color
Brown spotted tabby, silver spotted tabby, black and smoke
Scientific Name
Lifespan
12-20 years

Drawings include:
Savannah Cat side profile (walking), side (sitting), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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