It's Not A Goat, It's Not A Sheep - This "Geep" Is An Adorable New Species
The majority of goats have 60 chromosomes, while sheep have 54. This significant genetic difference creates some considerable difficulties. This is likely why hybrids between the two rarely come into existence. And, when a "geep" is created they typically don't survive through their embryonic development. Those who do make it have 57 chromosomes and generally live healthy lives. A typical petting zoo normally has farm animals such as chicken, pigs, sheep, cows, goats and every animal in between. A petting zoo in Scottsdale, Arizona has a rare geep for their patrons. Her name is Butterfly, and how she becomes a part of their family is truly astonishing.