Isaac – Liliger

Isaac – Liliger

Isaac, a cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a female liger (lion/tiger -Panthera tigris- cross), was born in late October 2017. We at the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation believe every animal deserves a home. This one came to us to be part of our research program comparing ligers, tiligers, and liligers for behavior, animal nutrition, and growth. First born in 2013, liligers are extremely rare, with only eight known in the United States and an unknown amount in Russia. It is a crossbred species of a male lion and a female liger, not inbred. Liligers are 75% lion and 25% tiger. The...

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Outlaw – Liger

Outlaw – Liger

Outlaw is a female liger (½ Panthera leo – ½ Panthera tigris) September 2010. She was given to the Foundation to join our behavioral research project. She is in excellent health and will help us learn more about these extraordinary animals. The liger is the largest cat on the planet because ligers lack both copies of the growth inhibitor genes inherited from the parents. In lions the females carry this gene, and in tigers it is carried by the males. When a male lion and female tiger mate, neither of them is able to supply the growth inhibitor gene, which means that ligers continue to...

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