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8 Animals That Are Just Lazy Combinations Of Other Animals

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The okapi looks like a cross between a giraffe and a zebra but it's actually only related to the giraffe. | Getty Images

So often, when Mother Nature tosses two perfectly normal animals into the blender, what results is a completely new miracle of life. It turns out nature loves to haphazardly slap DNA together and call it a day. How else would you explain the Taonius borealis -- a squid that looks like a swimming cockatiel with Steve Buscemi's eyes?

Does that description pique your interest? Then you're in luck. has compiled some of the world's wackiest creatures. And even though some of them have scientific names, they all just look more like lazy combinations of other animals.

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