August 21st, 2009


Hybrid elephant

Didn't see this posted sooo..

The Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant, Loxodonta africana are not only regarded as different species, but also belonging to different genus. Crossbreeds between two individuals, belonging to the same genus, but different species, are in most cases sterile, like the the mule, while a crossbreed between to genus was regarded as impossible - but it had never been tried, because of the natural geographical distribution of the two species in the wild.