Hybrid Animals And Their Out-Of-This-World Species Names

By Divya G

You’ve probably been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of hybrid animals. Yes, they do exist, and you can undoubtedly get to see them.

There have already been so many videos, documentaries, and social media posts about these animals. And the most popular hybrid species is the “Liger.”

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But there are several cross-breeds you probably have never heard of or witnessed before. Let’s find out what they are.


There are not many reports about “wholphins” in the wild. But there is one that certainly exists, and her name is Kekaimalu. The name translates to “the peaceful ocean,” and she resides at the Sea Life Park in Hawaii.

Kekaimalu’s parents were pretty unique. Staff placed a 400-pound Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and a 2000-pound false killer whale together in one tank. But the staff members were astounded as they didn’t think they would mate. On 15th May 1985, Kekaimalu was born and made headlines worldwide.


In 1999, Dr. Lulu Skidmore and her team decided to create an animal with the traits of a llama and a camel.

They believed that the strength of the camel and the long coat of the llama would surely make it a useful animal. But things went differently than planned. The male llamas couldn’t impregnate the female camels. The reverse approach didn’t work either.

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So, Dr. Skidmore and her team decided to utilize artificial insemination to impregnate the female camel. The result was the birth of a male “cama,” and they named him “Rama.” After Rama’s birth, a few more camas were born through the same technique.

The cross-breeds in this content are certainly pretty unique, and you will undoubtedly come across more if you do a bit of research on them.