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Ligers Speak Out

Ligers have long fascinated people with their dashing looks and unique backgrounds. These rare creatures are the hybrid offspring of male lions coupling with female tigers. Until now, these majestic creatures have remained rather silent, but they have finally decided to speak out. Of course, as felines, they have found the best…

The Liger

While the film "Napoleon Dynamite" may have popularized this unique animal, the first known Ligers were bred in 1824 in Windsor, U.K. by Mr. Thomas Atkins. Ligers are a result of cross-breeding a male lion and a female tiger. The species is always mated in captivity, and they are huge animals, weighing up to a ton.…

Weighing in at a ton, the liger is truly a remarkable and beautiful animal. Bred in captivity, this large cat is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger. It's hard to believe, but a liger and a horse could be the same size! Don't get any wild ideas, though. We're fairly certain these ferocious felines don't take well to saddles. See More Ligers: ...

Liger cub with his 900-pound brother and trainer. Splash News The Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife reserve in South Carolina recently announced the birth of a baby liger, the cross between a male lion and a tigress. The adorable 4-week-old Aries is pictured here peeking out from behind his 8-year-old big brother, Hercules. Aries may look small now, but he is expected to gain almost one pound a day, which will most likely put him at 365 pounds by his first birthday, Dr. Bhagavan Antle, director of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), told the (U.K.) Daily Mail. Aries's older brother weighs in at a whopping 900 pounds, and stands almost 6 feet tall. Talk about a...