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8 Animal Hybrids That Stretch the Limits of Science!

By Steven Romano Nov 6, 2013

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Iron Age Pig

Created via a technique called breeding back, the Iron Age pig is a domestic swine intended to resemble its extinct ancestors during the age of mankind’s prehistory from which the animal gets its name. By selectively breeding a wild boar with a domestic pig, one gets a scruffy little porker that looks like it stepped out of a time machine. There’s no doubt King Robert Baratheon from Game of Thrones would enjoy hunting these guys down for sport—if he wasn’t already six feet under, of course.

Which animal do you think is the most bizarre?

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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