14 July 2005

Sierra Safari Zoo: Liger (Lion + Tiger)

From the biggest little zoo of the world, Sierra Safari Zoo presents Liger, the result of breeding a male lion with a female tiger.

There is no official scientific name, but it could be Panthera leo/tigris. 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.


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