Ligers and Tigons : the most popular known hybrid animals

Ligers and Tigons : the most popular known hybrid animalsHybrid animals are cross-breds between animals of similar genetics. They mostly exist in captivity and are the result of human intervention. One of the most popular known hybrids are Ligers & Tigons.

Ligers and Tigons : the most popular known hybrid animalsThough they are fascinating animals, they are the most popular known among the hybrids.
Ligers are crossbreeds between a male lion while Tigons are crossbreds between a male tiger and a female lion.

Ligers and Tigons : the most popular known hybrid animalsLigers have a tiger-like striping pattern that is very faint and a lion-like tawny background. In addition they may inherit rosettes from the lion parent (lion cubs are rosetted and some adults retain faint markings). These markings may be black, dark brown or sandy.

Ligers and Tigons : the most popular known hybrid animalsLigers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions.
Ligers are the world’s largest cats. Tigons on the other hand, are prone towards dwarfism and are usually smaller than either of their parents.

Male Ligers/Tigons are sterile while the females are often fertile.

Source :hemmy , wikipedia

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