Professor Ilya Ivanov (1870-1932) – Human-Monkey Hybridization

After this date, Prof. Ilya Ivanov began to specialise in the hybridization of animals, particularly between domestic and wild variations, where he successfully crossed a zebra and donkey, a bison and domestic cow, an antelope and cow, a mouse with a rat, and a mouse with a guinea pig. At that time, genetics as a science was still in its infancy, and there was a widespread view that such hybrids could give rise to new types of pets.