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Todesritter
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 02:19 AM
'Tiglons' Are Cross Between Lion, Tiger
(SOURCE: http://www.nbc17.com/news/4764517/detail.html (http://www.nbc17.com/news/4764517/detail.html))

Animals Born In May

POSTED: 8:46 am EDT July 25, 2005
UPDATED: 8:50 am EDT July 25, 2005

SHENZHEN, China -- A Chinese nature park has revealed two "tiglon" cubs -- animals that are a cross between a tiger father and a lion mother.


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The animals were born in May.The cubs' faces are more like a lion, but their bodies have stripes and look more like a tiger.Although the cubs are in excellent health, a genetic problem because of the crossbreeding will limit their lifespan to only about 110 days.The normal life expectancy for lions and tigers is about 20 years.

QuietWind
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 02:36 AM
Tiglon. I'll have to remember that in China that is what they call them. Here in America we call them Tigon.... no "l".

http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=31938&highlight=liger

http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=34687&highlight=liger

"Tigons and Ligers and Bears, Oh My!"

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=36583&stc=1

Scholar
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 03:08 AM
I've read that only the male lion and the female tiger in their respective species hold the growth hormones, that's why tigons are small and don't live long. On the other hand, Ligers will just keep growing (f. Tiger, m. lion). Check out this kitten...

http://www.bigsandyisd.org/Staff/rhumphries/liger1.jpg

Dr. Solar Wolff
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 04:59 AM
I've read that only the male lion and the female tiger in their respective species hold the growth hormones, that's why tigons are small and don't live long. On the other hand, Ligers will just keep growing (f. Tiger, m. lion). Check out this kitten...

http://www.bigsandyisd.org/Staff/rhumphries/liger1.jpg

Ligers can be bred back to lions (lion male-liger female) preserving this size. Of course this crossing back to lions could go on and on until almost all phenotypic traces of the tiger was gone but preserving the great size.

Rhydderch
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Ligers can be bred back to lions (lion male-liger female) preserving this size. Of course this crossing back to lions could go on and on until almost all phenotypic traces of the tiger was gone but preserving the great size.Interesting then that they are not infertile. The fact that horse-donkey hybrids are generally infertile made me wonder whether it would be the same with lion-tiger hybrids, but apparently not.