Thursday, 2 Feb 2017 : An extremely rare cross between a tiger and a lion has been born in a travelling zoo in southern Russia, one of only a few dozen of the animals believed to exist.
Named Tsar, the 2½-month-old liger cub, is the offspring of a tigress Princess and lion Caesar, zoo director Erik Airapetyan said.
“They have lived together for a long time and know each other well. When the tigress was on heat, she didn’t have any other choice,” he said.
The cub has the beige fur of a lion and the stripes of a tiger and is currently being fed on milk from one of the zoo’s goats.
Ligers can grow to be the biggest cat in the animal kingdom, weighing more than 400kg.
Source By: Internet