Large 'Ligar' pictures

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ardent Listener, Apr 19, 2007.


  1. Ardent Listener

    Ardent Listener Monkey+++



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    On a typical day he will devour 200 lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is

    capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.

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    He is the unintentional result of two enormous big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami , Florida , and already dwarfs ! both hi s parents.

    "Ligers are not something we planned on having," said institute owner Dr Bhagavan Antle. "We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we
    had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then
    lo and behold we had a liger." These two cats don't normally have the opportunity to breed in the wild, as most lions live inAfrica and most tigers in Asia
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    50mph runner... Not only that, but he likes to swim, a feat unheard of among water-fearing lions. In the wild it is virtually ! impossible for l ions and tigers to mate Not only are they enemies likely to kill one another. But incredible though he is, Hercules is not unique. Ligers have been bred in captivity, deliberately and accidentally, since shortly before World War II

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    Today there are believed to be a handful of ligers around the world and a similar number of tigons, the product of a tiger father and lion mother. Tigons are smaller than ligers and take on more physical characteristics of the tiger.

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    Look at the size of the head on this thing..
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    [​IMG]! Check out the fangs - like pre-historic days
     
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I hope AL can make the photos work. I've seen that particular article and there are some awesome photos!

    Until then; Here are some other pics of ligers. Beautiful creatures!

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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Whoa!! Not your average orange tabby.
     
  5. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    This animal is not the same as the one in the other two pictures. Is this one an example of another Liger?
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Here kitty, kitty, kitty.......[OO]
     
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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