Image: Jason Douglas
The unusual long-eared creature you are looking at is in fact a hybrid species of cat. Have you ever come across any such animal, which is a mix of two genus or subspecies? Somewhere around the mid-1800s, we humans started intervening intentionally to cross various breeds of animals. Some of these man-made hybrid offspring include the Beefalo (bison and domestic cattle), Tigon (tiger and lion), Coydog (coyote and a dog) and Pumapard (Puma and leopard). Since then ‘Hybridization’ has become a controversial topic of research and debate.
As a result of various experiments, many unique cross-breeds have been created; here are just ten.