A rare but very beautiful cross.
Baby ¨liger¨ has just been born, and we are all very excited because the cross between a lion and a tigress has been exceptional, something historic, especially since there are very few in the world.
This event has taken place in the Rostov-on-Don region, in the south of Russia, and has been a success, informed the zoo director, Erik Airapetian.
The “liger” is two and a half months old, and they have decided to call him Tsar.
The zoo director has commented that from time to time, the lion and the tigress became inseparable, they knew each other quite well and lived next to each other, so when the tigress came into heat, she had no doubt who was the chosen one.
The probability that a “liger” will be born is almost zero, so this birth has brought much joy and happiness.
This species is characterized by beige fur typical of lions and a muzzle covered in stripes, just like tigers. The little Tsar usually feeds on a goat’s milk in the zoo. Until now, according to experts, its size has not exceeded that of a cat, but as an adult, its size will exceed that of its parents.
It is possible that this strange species reaches 400 kilos, while the maximum weight of the lion is 250 kilos and that of a tiger is 300.