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June 09, 2006


pinky the first

no way it's really that big! I refuse to beleive. Where can one go to see a real-life Liger? Asia or Africa?

Will Campbell

And don't forget the liger's counterpart, the tigon, which is the crossbbreeding of a male tiger and a female lion.

Impressive yes, but you might want to reconsider the liger as your power animal. Since tigers and lions are geographically distinct in the wild, liger offspring will only result from artificial mating arrangements in captivity. And the 'Vescent ain't nobody's captive.


Yes, Will, that's true. Although I was born in capitivity, I don't live in a cage.

Tony Herrera

I have to admit the first time I heard of Ligers was in the movie Napolean Dynamite. I thought it was just another fictional creature like the Jackalope.

After looking at this picture and reading the Wikipedia entries on them, as well as Tigons, these are some impressive big cats.

It is sad that they suffer so many health complications, as well as depression as a result of their inbreeding.

Nevertheless, their image no doubt conjures up beauty and pure magnificent power.


i totally thought that ligers were pretend. they are huge!



I think one was running loose in Westlake village last year, a pet. Lions & Tigers rarely "hook up" in the wild, try Florida or Texas, they have loose pet laws.


Ligers do indeed exist. The famous (at least regionally) King Richard's Faire in Carver, Massachusetts features a troupe of big cat trainers that have a Liger. I saw the show in person and the liger sitting down was taller than it's female trainer standing. The cat was massive. The trainers were very strict about people not watching from the nearby treeline, as the cat was apt to spring at "prey" items it thought were hiding in the bush. Considering that the whole troupe put together probably could not have stopped it, we took the warning very seriously. Good thing it was only a juvenile. Yeah, you heard me.

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