Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creationism's Perspective on Manila Zoo's Hebra

Genesis 1:25 "God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good." (NIV)

The newest resident at the Manila Zoo is a "hebra" (a hybrid between between a horse and a zebra).

Zoo officials explain that hebras are extremely rare and most probably, this is the first one to survive in the Philippines. Other cases of hebras in the country were short-lived. Even City Mayor Alfredo Lim is so excited about it that he launched a contest: Suggest a suitable name for the hebra.

Dr. Marites Lagarto explains: “Zebras, horses, and donkeys can interbreed since they come from the same genus which is equus,”

Creationism's perspective on this issue is laid down by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati in his book "Refuting Evolution 2"

"... hybridization is evidence that two creatures are the same kind, but it does not necessarily follow that if hybridization cannot occur then they are not members of the same kind (failure to hybridize could be due to degenerative mutations)"-- page 78

This is significant because evolutionists are often misinformed in Creationism's position. They wrongly accuse Creationists as believing that species are fixed in their form and appearance through time.

Sarfati's book is available online. Click here
News sources: The Manila Bulletin & GMA's 24 Oras


  1. Nice picture and a very interesting viewpoint on how hybrids promote Creationism. I'd never heard this before. God bless.

    Allen Nyhuis, Coauthor: America's Best Zoos

  2. It's a delight to know that a zoo aficionado appreciates this post.Thanks for the visit Allen!

    Manny Ambanloc Rosario