So, what is the largest cat in the world? This is a liger, that is, the lion + tiger. Read on to learn some interesting facts about the liger. Yes, really liger! Although Ligers exist only in captivity. Ligers appear when a male lion with a female tiger mates. This hybrid animal is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest cat in the world. Ligers belong to the same genus but to different species. They have some of the physical characteristics of their father lion and tigress mother. Even the behavior of Leagrove bit like the behavior of lions and some - on the behavior of tigers. Liger is not to be confused with tigrolvami. Tigrolvy - is a cross between a male tiger and a female lion. In the late 19th and early 20th century tigrolvy were more common than Ligers. Tigrolvy have not as impressive in size as compared to the liger, but they have the characteristics of both species. Another term you should not confuse it tigon, it is the same animal as the liger. This was the general information about the liger, here are more facts about their children. Physical characteristics liger looks like a giant lion, which has light stripes, like tigers. Ligers have larger bodies, as compared to their parents. Head liger looks like the head of a lion and the tail more than the lion. But Leagrove no mane. Their muzzle may have outlets that are circular markings on the body leopards. These markings may be black, dark brown or sandy. The main color can be sandy, golden or red. Facts about the behavior Leagrove Ligers inherit the behavioral characteristics of lions and tigers. For example, they enjoy swimming, which is typical for the Tigers. However, they are also very sociable than look like lions. Unlike tigrolvov, Leagrove have a better chance of life after birth. However, there is a possibility that Ligers can also inherit the health of both vidov.
Records Leagrove Leagrove history dates back to the early 19th century in India. In 1799, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire drew a picture of a colored offspring of a lion and a tiger. In 1825 was made G.B.Uitteverom engraving Leagrove cubs who were born in 1824. During 1935, four Liger two litters were brought to the Zoological Garden in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Today, in an interactive park Jungle Island, Miami has a liger, who is known as Hercules. This is a liger record among major Leagrove obese, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest living cat in the world. Hercules weighs more than 410 kg (904 pounds) Another liger is Sinbad, which was shown on the TV channel National Geographic. Lifespan Leagrove No one knows the exact duration of life Leagrove. The female-liger named Shasta, was born in the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, and died at the age of 24 years. The other was a male liger Nook, who lived in the valley of the reserve of the royal animals in Wisconsin, and who died at the age of 21 years. Facts about fertility for a long time and Ligers tigrolvy considered sterile, but in 1943 fifteen hybrid of a lion and a tiger has been successfully crossed with the lion in the zoo Hellabrunn in Munich. The calf, the female poor health has grown and reached adulthood. Now, when you read the facts about the liger, you wonder whether there is a white or snow white liger? It is reported that such a hybrid animal yet, but in theory there is a possibility of its occurrence.