Hybrid Animals

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/19/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 2/21/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 27
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Hybrid Animals
Contest Directions: New Species Revealed by Extensive DNA barcode studies. At unprecedented levels of difficulty involving highly biodiverse and continent-sized landscapes, scientists have successfully tested their ability to identify and DNA "barcode" entire assemblages of hybrid species -- the prelude to a genetic portrait of all animal life on Earth. In layman terms, this sounds easy. The hard part is getting these hybrid animals to walk across the barcode reader at the grocery store.
In this contest we are going to create new, hybrid species of animals. We are going to be very specific in our directions by saying unite any two animals except humans, half and half; VERTICALLY showing the face. Here's a good entry example.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/19/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 2/21/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 27
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
27 pictures
  • Giraffe and Pig Hybrid

    Giraffe and Pig Hybrid
  • Kangaroo and Sheep Hybrid

    Kangaroo and Sheep Hybrid
  • Monkey and German Shepherd Hybrid

    Monkey and German Shepherd Hybrid
  • Goat and Giraffe Hybrid

    Goat and Giraffe Hybrid
  • Tiger and Lion Hybrid Cub

    Tiger and Lion Hybrid Cub
  • Camel and Llama Hybrid

    Camel and Llama Hybrid
  • Sheep and Dog Hybrid

    Sheep and Dog Hybrid
  • Goat and Cow Hybrid

    Goat and Cow Hybrid
  • Dog and Deer Hybrid

    Dog and Deer Hybrid
  • Cat and Dog Hybrid

    Cat and Dog Hybrid
27 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: New Bird, Bat Species Revealed by Extensive DNA Barcode Studies. At unprecedented levels of difficulty involving highly biodiverse and continent-sized landscapes, scientists have successfully tested their ability to identify and DNA "barcode" entire assemblages of species -- the prelude to a genetic portrait of all animal life on Earth. Revealing their results in the UK journal Molecular Ecology Notes, they report having assembled a genetic portrait of birdlife in the U.S. and Canada, and announce the startling discovery of 15 new genetically distinct species, nearly indistinguishable to human eyes and ears and consequently overlooked in centuries of bird studies. The barcoders also successfully logged the DNA attributes of 87 bat species of Guyana and reveal six new species, characterized by unique genetic make-up. One of the new species, a look-alike of Trachops cirrhosus, feasts on frogs. As well, the scientists report that 14 pairs of North American bird species with separate identities are in fact DNA twins, two trios of bird species are DNA triplets, and no less than eight gull species are virtually DNA identical.