An interesting thing that I’ve noticed some origami artists doing is designing models that are half one animal and half another ending up with a strange sort of hybrid creature.

I’ve reached a point where I’ve seen enough of these that I decided to make a post about them.

Eric Vigier is a master of origami hybrid creatures so we’ll start off this post with his Grenoceros, a hybrid between a frog and a rhinoceros.

Grenoceros by Eric Vigier
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/16314843059/

Grenoceros, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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Andrés designed this great little origami wolf with wings.

Paper Wolf with Wings
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56723190@N02/18307562830/

Lobo Alado, Designed by Eduardo C.T. and Folded by Andrés

Diagrams available in nº 2 Origami de Autor Magazine

 

Here’s a rather unsettling looking spider with a human face.

Hope Spider, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier
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Hope, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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A while ago Mariano Zavala B. started designing a bunch of fantastic human animal hybrid models. This one is called Mr. Hare.

Mr. Hare by Mariano Zavala B.
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Mr. Hare, Designed and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

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This creature is called a Royal Cobrafe and is a combination of a royal cobra and a giraffe.

Royal Cobrafe by Eric Vigier
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Royal Cobrafe, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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Next we have this beautiful 3-way hybrid of a giraffe with wings that’s also part octopus. It’s definitely a strange combination but weirdly enough it looks quite beautiful.

Winged Giraffopus by Daniel Chang
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Winged Giraffopus, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

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Here we have a strange two-legged dinosaur and lion hybrid.

Diorama Roitelion by Eric Vigier
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/15850329828/

Diorama Roitelion, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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Here’s another excellent animal human hybrid creature from Mariano Zavala B. This one is called Mr. Bulldog.

Mr. Bulldog by Mariano Zavala B.
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/29594575143/

Mr. Bulldog, Designed and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

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We had a Cobrafe earlier and now it’s time for a Girabra.

Paper Girabra, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier
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Girabra, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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Here’s a group of seahorses that all have antlers or “sea deer” if you prefer.

Chevrocampus Papercraft by Eric Vigier
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Chevrocampus, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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This is a different kind of seahorse hybrid now and this time it has wings instead of antlers.

Winged Seahorse by Daniel Chang
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Winged Seahorse, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

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Here we have a Kangarull, a hybrid between an origami kangaroo and a bull.

Kangarull by Eric Vigier
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/13352927945/

Kangarull, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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Giraffes seem to be popular animals to make into origami hybrids. This next image is of a Giraffe Beetle.

Origami Literal Giraffe Beetle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oriholic/4780817033/

Giraffe Beetle (BKG), Designed and Folded by Jared Needle

Crease pattern available from Jared Needle’s Flickr

 

Here’s another dog and human hybrid creature called Mr. Pug.

Mr. Pug by Mariano Zavala B.
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/28162229483/

Mr. Pug, Designed and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

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This cleverly named Escarphant is a combination of a snail and an elephant.

Origami Escarphant by Eric Vigier
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/13968144838/

Escarphant, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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This next image is still one of my all time favourite origami photos. The colours on the paper used, the background and the design are all absolutely fantastic.

Winged Elephant by Daniel Chang
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Leap of Faith, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

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Here we have one more human dog hybrid known as Mr. Boston Terrier.

Mr. Boston Terrier by Mariano Zavala B.
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/29432376731/

Mr. Boston Terrier, Designed and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

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This is a combination of a panda and a penguin and if you click through the image source link you’ll see Eric Vigier has written a bunch of information about this species.

Panguin Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier
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Panguin, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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This next model is probably the cutest origami creature I’ve ever seen and I’ve wanted to feature it in a post on this site for as long as I can remember.

Winged Coffee Giraffe by Daniel Chang
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Winged Coffee Giraffe, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

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Our final image for this post is this excellent scene of a Cobraffe fighting with another imaginary creature called a Hyenate.

Cobrafe vs Hyenate Paper Sculpture by Eric Vigier
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Cobrafe versus Hyenate, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

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Which one of these crazy origami hybrid creatures was your favourite? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check the image sources to let the artists know what you think about their work as well!