Very little interspecies mingling takes place in the animal kingdom, since creatures tend to prefer the company of their own kind. But even though most hybrid animals live in captivity and are the result of human intervention, both nature and people have managed to produce some pretty unlikely animal hook-ups. Here are some of the strangest ones on record.
By Mary Montserrat-Howlett
The mule, a donkey-horse crossbreed, is one of the world’s most common animal hybrids.