Nature's Perfect Killing Machine?
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What happens when you make a male tiger mate with a female lion? You get a rare monstrousity known as a liger. The liger is the worlds largest cat, being 12 feet tall and 900-1200 pounds. It weighs almost twice as much as the worlds (second) largest cat, the tiger. It roars like a lion, but can swim like a tiger.

They are very rare, and are almost always produced in captivity (because lions and tigers do not meet often in nature). About 30 exist.

EDIT: According to snopes, they can run up to 50 mph. (thanks Britishbane)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liger





 
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I heard there was a place in Tennessee that breeds them and will even let you hold a cub.
 
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I think I remember they are more like cats in regards of moods, generally well tempered, nice and playful. I would love to see one face to face. By the way, are they sterile?
 
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The males are generally sterile. They are quite docile due to low testosterone levels, another side-effect of which is that they tend to be quite overweight as their bodies lay on fat instead of muscle.
 
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same with those donkey half-breed things forgot their name but they're sterile too :/

i'd love to have a pet tiger! but i'd be scared when it growed full size it would eat me
 
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What happens when you make a male tiger mate with a female lion? You get a rare monstrousity known as a liger. The liger is the worlds largest cat, being 12 feet tall and 900-1200 pounds. It weighs almost twice as much as the worlds (second) largest cat, the tiger. It roars like a lion, but can swim like a tiger.

They are very rare, and are almost always produced in captivity (because lions and tigers do not meet often in nature). About 30 exist.

EDIT: According to snopes, they can run up to 50 mph. (thanks Britishbane)






I saw this guy's show in Los Angeles. It was a preview of an act they were hoping to book into Vegas. A friend of mine was hired as one of their dancers. It was a scary thing to see. The troop and show was a bit cheap and you got the feeling it was shakely cobbled together. The scary part was, when I was watching my friend dance, a cute blonde girl, I couldn't help but notice one of the tigers eyeing her exactly the way a cat watches a mouse before it pounces. Its eyes locked on her dancing, it's head lowered and moving back and forth, tracing her movements. She had been told "don't get to close to the tiger", which was chained to a perch. If she had made a misstep dancing and gotten within range of that tiger, I had no doubt of it's intentions....
 
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[napoleon]that's pretty much my favorite animal[/napoleon] lol
 
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Definitely looks a bit of a porker,could do with a good workout.
If it really does 50mph!
it could catch a race horse in full flight,
that would make for some good exercise


Seems a risky business performing with lions tigers etc as they are cats
and anyone who has a pet one will attest to the fact that their hunting
mode can be activated instantly,great fun if it weights 10pounds but not
such fun if it weighs 1000 pounds!



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Man, that is way cooler than a Tigon!
 
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same with those donkey half-breed things forgot their name but they're sterile too :/


I think that would be a mule, donkey-horse hybrid.
 
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[napoleon]that's pretty much my favorite animal[/napoleon] lol



am i, along with jefemeister and bleed, the only ones here who got the napoleon dynamite joke?
 
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I got it. When I was watching the movie, though, I never thought a Liger is a real animal, haha.
 
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No adhoc, you are not alone. There is pretty much no Napolean quote that I could miss (like anyone could ever know that...)

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