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Monday, April 18, 2005

What's a Wholphin? 

It's been a few days since I've posted anything in my blog. Been busy with The Kitchen forum for Deaf Queers. It's still in the infant stage with developing topics and recruiting members. However, everything takes time and I remain positive about it. So far, fun!

Anyways, most of us know what a liger is. A liger is an offspring whose parents is a tiger and a lion. (The link above will tell you the difference between a liger and a tigon. Also learned what a titi and a lili are. Learned something new!)

This morning I was reading the Washington Post Express and came across a wholphin. What the heck is a wholphin? It's an offspring whose parent is a whale and a dolphin. Kekaimalu is the only such wholphin in captivity, gave birth to a wholphin calf on December 23rd. (There are other wholphins in the wild.)

Kekaimalu's unnamed calf is 1/4 false killer whale and 3/4 Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Her skin is a blend of gray and black and is larger than most dolphins.

Know of any other breedings/names between two similar species?