Have you seen bizarre hybrid animals with interesting hybridized namesakes? What are hybrid animals? Hybrid animals are produced as a result of interbreeding between two animals or plants of different genus. The offspring display traits and characteristics of both parents. The majority of these animals do not occur naturally in the wild and have been bred by humans which has stirred much controversy and criticism. For most of these animals, while successfully crossed, the offspring tend to be infertile, meaning their continuation as a hybrid is solely determined by human intervention.