Ligers? Wholphins? Grolar Bears!? Unbelievable Animal Hybrids

Clymene dolphin


Clymene dolphins - Photo by Keith Mullin (NOAA)
Clymene dolphins. Photo by Keith Mullin (NOAA).

Clymene dolphins are another example of hybrid speciation. Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean, clymene dolphins are the result of breeding between spinner dolphins and striped dolphins.

Unlike most animal hybrids, which are the result of captive breeding, Clymene dolphins are natural hybrids. Humans have not played a role in their genesis, and they can breed normally.