Most of us grow up learning about the popular animals around us and if we are lucky, the animals at the local zoo. What we tend not to learn about are the odd crossbreeds that occur in nature as well as the ones man has decided to create.
Enjoy this list of the sixteen most interesting animal hybrids.
16. Liger (Male Lion + Female Tiger)
Ligers are deliberately bred in captivity and are known to grow large very fast. They are, however, prone to a malady of diseases and complications, included of which is obesity. Ligers are considered as the biggest cats in the world, with the largest, Hercules, weighing at over 410 kg or 904 pounds.