Hybrid

What is a hybrid?

A hybrid is the young (offspring or baby) of two different species of animal when they crossbreed. 

The breeding male and female animal have to be in the same family to be able to have a hybrid offspring. However, the hybrid is not able to have young of its own.

Here are some examples:

The hybrid of a female horse and a male donkey is a mule.

The hybrid of a female donkey and a male horse is a hinny. 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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