The pumapard, a hybrid between a puma and leopard, is the unfortunate mixed species that will never be normal. First bred in the late 1800s, the pumapard hybrid can be mated by either a male puma and female leopard, or vice versa, though the result doesn't come out quite right. No matter what permutation of puma and leopard its parents may be, the pumapard reportedly inherits a form of dwarfism, which leads it to grow to only half the size of its mother or father. A pumapard is famously preserved today at the U.K.'s Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum.
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In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local foo... More In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local food pantry provide some relief, but sometimes the Dreiers' best efforts aren't enough. They are among millions of Americans who struggle with hunger, and those numbers are on the rise. Read more about hunger in the United States online in National Geographic magazine: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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