Animal hybrids is no longer a new thing in the science world.
A mule is a cross-breed gotten from the inter-breeding of a female horse and male donkey.
A Liger is a cross breed between a female tiger and male lion.
A Tigon is a cross breed between a male tiger and female lion.
A Zonkey is a cross breed between a Zebra and a Donkey. The list goes on.
At the moment though, The New York Times reports that scienctists from Hungary have created a new
hybrid animal. They created the hybrid when the sperm from a paddlefish (America) was mixed with eggs from the sturgeon (Russia) in the lab. The resultant fish breed was nicknamed the “sturdlefish”.
The hybrid has been deemed highly unlikely because the ancestral species of the paddlefish and sturgeon shared a common heritage more than 184 million years ago.
According to scientists, that time gap is very huge, making the new breed a scientific wonder. For reference, the period in question is almost two times the divergence recorded time between ancestral species of humans and mice.
The new hybrid, sturddlefish, got the carnivorous appetite of its mother while some others have the smaller filter-feeding elongated nose of their father.
However, scienctists have promised not to breed more of its kind as they sterile like other man-made hybrids.