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Not a tiger, not a lion. It’s a liger!

Posted on 27. Dec, 2009 by in Animals

Hybrids like mules have been domesticated by human beings for centuries. Even many of the breeds of pets that we have (dogs and cats) are hybrids between species.

But what do you get when you mix two of the biggest, most beautiful big cats? A liger! A liger is the baby born out of the mating of a male lion and a female tiger. It is the biggest wild cat in the world, bigger than both its parents!
It also inherits certain specific characteristics from both cats. Ligers love to swim, and they are sociable like their lion fathers.
This video explains more about hybrids, ligers and how scientists are still learning so much about our natural world!

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