Why Do Animals Have an Even Number of Chromosomes?

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Animals have an even number of chromosomes because they come from two parents, a mother and a father. Each parent contributes an even and equal number of chromosomes, to make a new complete individual. A notable exception to this rule is the mule.
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The chromosome number of a sterile animal such as a mule is one.
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