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11 amazing hybrid animals

By: Bryan Nelson on April 21, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
geep goat sheep

Photo: My Petting Zoo/Facebook

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This cross between a sheep and a goat, sometimes called a "geep," is rare because goats and sheep each belong to a different genus. Though matings between the two are known to occur, the offspring most often is stillborn. Even so, live births have occurred, the most famous of which happened in Botswana in 2000. Called the Toast of Botswana, the animal was infertile but it had an active libido — so active, in fact, that it earned itself the nickname of "Bemya," meaning rapist.

An adorable geep named Butterfly (left) was born on a petting zoo in North Scottsdale, Arizona. Her mom was a sheep and her dad was a pygmy goat. Butterfly has a goat face and feet but is covered in wool like a sheep.