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    The Mongrel Mash: What's Your Favorite Animal Hybrid?

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    An international team of scientists have created a human-pig hybrid, the world's first. The scientists created the hybrid by injecting human stem cells, which can develop into any type of body tissue, into pig embryos.

    The embryos were placed back into pigs and removed for analysis three to four weeks later. A total of 186 were collected, according to the research.

    The scientific milestone has provoked amazement, shock and controversy — but hybridization is nothing new. Species of animal have been crossbred for decades. Below are some of the more exceptional examples. Which is your favorite?

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