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Thread: have u herd of LIGER?
07-03-2009, 08:45 AM #1
have u herd of LIGER?
Ligers can grow to immense size. The growth-regulating genes in lions are contributed by the female, and in tigers by the male. Not having these genes, 3 to 4 year old ligers are usually half again as large as full-grown lions or tigers; and by the time they stop growing, around 7, the biggest ligers may be twice the size of lions or tigers, weigh 900 to 1500 pounds, and reach 12 feet in height when standing on their hind legs.
The liger is a cat born from the breeding of a male lion and a female tiger. This combination produces an offspring with more lionistic features than if the reverse pairing had occured. That would produce a more tigeristic creature known as a tigon. Both are members of genus Panthera.There is no scientific name assigned to this animal because of itís human assisted ancestory.
A liger looks like a giant lion with muted stripes but like thier tiger ancestors, ligers like swimming. This goes against the nature of a lion but is what makes creature special. It gets the best of both parents. That is not always the case though with crossbreeds. Sometimes the results go the other way and the animal gets theworst of both parents. That would suck! Enjoy the site and I hope you fall in love with the liger, even if you donít agree with the scienceÖ remember itís not the ligerís fault.
07-03-2009, 10:42 AM #2
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from gene...lion and tiger.....yah heard of em b4...good to c its spreading!!sorry dude .... Hash