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Imagine this thing sneaking into you campsite!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. Since I've seen Napolean Dynamite, I've been thinking about how awesome it would be if Ligers were real. I recently found out (thanks to Animal Planet) that they actually do exist. They cross-breed a lion and a tiger, the result: The world's biggest Cat, a "Liger".
    Check out these pics:

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    How's THAT for "off topic"?:)
     
  2. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    I believe that I saw the same show. I was quite impressed. :D
     
  3. all i have to say is, wow :eek:
     
  4. Bred for it's skill and magic :cool:
     
  5. I have two cats and I really don't think that I would want one that big.

    :oops:
     
  6. i remember seeing those creatures at the canberra zoo..

    the plaque said that they no longer bred them because they didn't believe in genitically modifying creatures.. or something.. i don't really remember.

    but i do remember thinking that whatever they were doing was quite disturbing.
     
  7. Tash

    Tash

    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Ligers kick a$$!

    I was watching a show on Discovery tonight called "Living With Tigers". It was about an effort to train a pair of zoo born tigers to live and hunt in the wild. It had some of the most incredible wildlife photogrophy I've ever seen! Tigers are truly amazing creatures.
     
  8. Wow, what an impressive beast!!! :D
     
  9. jkritchey

    jkritchey

    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    :eek:

    "We're going to need a bigger boat..."
     
  10. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    A liger is specifically a cross between a male lion and a female tiger. Cross a female lion with a male tiger and you get a tigon, which is smaller than a liger.

    The cat on the right is a female tigon...
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    Of course, as everyone "knows", hybrids are sterile. So that tigon was housed with a male tiger. Received wisdom being what it is, the cat on the left in the above photo is the tigon's cub, a ti-tigon.
     
  11. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Check it out... a leopon...

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  12. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Sadly I can't find a photo of this beast...

    The male litigon (a hybrid of an Indian lion and a tigon - itself the offspring of tiger and a lioness)-named Cubanacan at Alipur Zoological Gardens, Calcutta, India was believed to weigh at least 363 kg 800 lb. This unique animal stood 1.32 m 52 in at the shoulder and measured a record 3.5 m 11½ ft in total length. He died on 12 April, 1991.
     
  13. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I first heard about ligers from a friend when we had a gig at a bar. I thought he was full of ****ake because he had a few beers at the time (big beerstein glasses). I was just blowing him off when he was talking about this lions that were "as big as this wall". My response was "Okay Napoleon!" Then a couple quarters later I took anthropology and the book had a picture of ligers and tigons.