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Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by Dr-Juve ] ++
just saw this in abc chan
its a new creature called Liger
Its not a new animal, the liger and tigons have been around for ever and were believed to have roamed in the wild in the past.

another liger pic:
 
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Dr-Juve

Dr-Juve

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Mar 11, 2004
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#11
i just found some info about this animal

General information

A liger is the result of breeding a male lion with a female tiger. It has stripes and spots. The spots are inherited from the lion parent even though adult lions do not appear to be spotted.
The liger is a hybrid cat that inherits most of the strengths of both parent species and is larger than either. If you haven't seen a liger before, come visit Hobbs to get a look at the biggest cat you are ever likely to have seen. By way of size comparison, male Siberian tigers (the largest non-extinct naturally occurring member of the cat family, Felidea) average between 400 and 600 pounds. We estimate Hobbs to weigh about twice that.
All ligers are presumed to be born sterile. This is not unusual for hybrids. Mules are the result of breeding a horse with a donkey and are also presumed to be sterile, although there is an occasional, extremely rare, exception.

Hobbs: Hobbs, with a mane like a lion, the long body of a tiger, and more mass than either, is a striking animal. He exhibits traits of both parents, his mother was a Bengal tigress and his father an African lion. He roars like a lion and swims like a tiger. He's definitely all cat. He likes to play, and for all his incredible bulk he moves just as silently as any other cat.

A note about ligers and tigons: A cat born to a tiger father and a lion mother is known as a Tigon. Tigons are very similar to ligers in many ways, but are quite a bit different also. We know of at least one documented instance of a tigon being born fertile. The offspring was fathered by a tiger so it was called a ti-tigon. We have been presented with other examples of tigon/liger ofspring, including a very nice looking female tig-liger.
This note is presented for informational purposes only. We do not have a tigon at Sierra Safari Zoo nor do we expect Hobbs to sire any cubs.
 

Respaul

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
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#13
Tigons... the product of a male tiger and a lioness

Whereas ligers are huge, tigons tend to be small and often as little as half the size of either parent

Tigon :
 

Desmond

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Jul 12, 2002
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#19
++ [ originally posted by Dr-Juve ] ++
i just found some info about this animal

General information

A liger is the result of breeding a male lion with a female tiger. It has stripes and spots. The spots are inherited from the lion parent even though adult lions do not appear to be spotted.
The liger is a hybrid cat that inherits most of the strengths of both parent species and is larger than either. If you haven't seen a liger before, come visit Hobbs to get a look at the biggest cat you are ever likely to have seen. By way of size comparison, male Siberian tigers (the largest non-extinct naturally occurring member of the cat family, Felidea) average between 400 and 600 pounds. We estimate Hobbs to weigh about twice that.
All ligers are presumed to be born sterile. This is not unusual for hybrids. Mules are the result of breeding a horse with a donkey and are also presumed to be sterile, although there is an occasional, extremely rare, exception.

Hobbs: Hobbs, with a mane like a lion, the long body of a tiger, and more mass than either, is a striking animal. He exhibits traits of both parents, his mother was a Bengal tigress and his father an African lion. He roars like a lion and swims like a tiger. He's definitely all cat. He likes to play, and for all his incredible bulk he moves just as silently as any other cat.

A note about ligers and tigons: A cat born to a tiger father and a lion mother is known as a Tigon. Tigons are very similar to ligers in many ways, but are quite a bit different also. We know of at least one documented instance of a tigon being born fertile. The offspring was fathered by a tiger so it was called a ti-tigon. We have been presented with other examples of tigon/liger ofspring, including a very nice looking female tig-liger.
This note is presented for informational purposes only. We do not have a tigon at Sierra Safari Zoo nor do we expect Hobbs to sire any cubs.
Did they name Hobbs after the tiger in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes?
 

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