World Largest Liger


Know what’s a Liger? It’s a cross breed of a Lion male and Tiger female…

The 10 feet Liger who’s still growing… He looks like something from a prehistoric age or a fantastic creation from Hollywood. But Hercules is very much living flesh and blood – as he proves every time he opens his gigantic mouth to roar. Part lion, part tiger, he is not just a big cat but a huge one, standing 10 feet tall on his back legs. Called a liger, in reference to his crossbreed parentage, he is the largest of all the cat species. On a typical day he will devour 20lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.

He is accidental result of two enormous big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami-Florida, and already dwarfs both his parents. “Ligers are not something we planned on having,” said institute owner Dr.Bhagavan Antle. “We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then slow and behold we had a liger.”

50 mph runner… Not only that, but he likes to swim, a feat unheard of among water-fearing lions. In the wild it is virtually impossible for lions and tigers to mate. Not only are they enemies likely to kill one another, but most lions are in Africa and most tigers in Asia. But incredible though he is, Hercules is not unique. Ligers have been bred in captivity, deliberately and accidentally, since shortly before World War II.

Today there are believed to be a handful of ligers around the world and similar number of tigons, the product of a tiger father and lion mother. Tigons are smaller than ligers and take on more physical characteristics of the tiger.

Look at the size of the head..

Here’s another Liger in Germany.
Visitors to a German zoo can visit a pair of rare animals who are half lion – half tiger, otherwise known as ligers. The 17 year old animals are the result of a love affair between a female tiger and a male lion who were kept in the same enclosure. The two ligers live in “Noah’s Ark” zoo on Germany’s Baltic Coast. The zoo says the animals are so rare, that only two other ligers exist in the world. Joanna Partridge reports.






45 Responses to “ World Largest Liger ”

  1. OMG, that is a huge cat! It looks as if he could eat that tiny girl in one bite. He is adorable, I would not want to have to feed him though : )

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  2. Damn that cat is big! I bet that cat eat bite my head off in an instant hehe. grrrrrrrr

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  3. That is one h-u-g-e cat!

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  4. yea umm ligers freakin rule there so awaome i did a presentation on them at school lexington middle school TN. but uhhh yea they rule and i hope you get this !!!

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  5. Bismillah Rahman Raheem

    Oh my God, It is very huge and very good looking

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  6. Boooo……Suberu Ma

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  7. this is a huge animal and its very beautiful looking and amazing i wish i could see this animal but i live very far far away …!

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  8. dude…. ligers are FRIGGIN’ AWESOME!!!!!!

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  9. ligers dont have the gene to tell themselfs to stop growing

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  10. wat awesome animals i think they rock, but yet again another example of mans meddling in things we dont understand…… will we ever learn!!!!

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  11. it butomus

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  12. Hercules is a magnificent animal and a very handsome fellow too. I wish some of the write-ups included information regarding his temprament. He certainly looks like an affiable fellow, but is he really as safe as he looks to be?

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  13. Big tiger :D

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  14. oh my god !!! thats a very big cat

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  15. these are some beautiful animals. now lets see man killed off the javan,bali,and the caspian tiger. but yet lions and tigers mated and man considers this to be wrong. so what am i missing. but just a thought look closer at the ligers size. now take a look at the 1940 photo of the dead javan tiger killed in northern iraq…

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  16. They should release that cat into the wild, I work at a reserve in south africa and think it would be incredible to have that cat be the pride male of our local pride, who by the way is full of females. Remarkable

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  17. that thing is huge

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  18. awesome it is a huge animal.i would prouldly say that he is the genration of big cats.he looks like a huge mountain for crocs.he is good looking.in my opinion he definitely joins indian cinema.he is my favourite animal,i wish that they do not exist from earth.i would finally say ”tum jiiiyo hazaron saal.

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  19. WOWOWOWOWOW HUGE CAT!

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  20. This is an amazing big cat. In fact the population of the ligers have also increased as well from the last 10 years or so. In the picture it is Hercules the liger, beautiful animal and an awesome big cat. The report says there are only 2 ligers, this is wrong. According to ligerworld website, there are more than 90 ligers in the world.

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  21. Holy moly a huge cat ;o

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  22. Ligers are surely beautiful animals. There has been news of white ligers being born in South Korea as well. But strangely there is no video or photographic evidence about them yet. That means either they died or they never existed. But theoretically it is possible to produce white ligers. That will be one hell of a white big cat :). Beautiful one also

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  23. Greate tiger!

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  24. I love the size and weight of this “Great” cat. I think his looks are above average too!

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  25. here kitty kitty.. OMG this is one big tiger!

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  26. my cat would so make friends with that liger. Urgh i want a liger. i can ride it to school! :D

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    kanishk Reply:

    just dream and dream girl ha!!! ha!!!!! ha!!!!!!

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  27. dats 2 fake

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  28. Incredible photos !! You could gain some respect on the streets with this, instead of a dog :D SWEET !

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  29. its weight grows 8 pound each day and is reallly huge man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. That is on big pussyvcat :-)

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  31. Thats amazing ,something like never seen before.

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  32. awesome!!!!

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  33. i don’t know that it is he or she but its very lovely !!! omg i wana touch him

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  34. Omg hey its very lovely!!I wana do a project, a data collection on this huge animal and show my teacher

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  35. awesome!!

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  36. It’s amazing to see such a huge liger it’s a huge boost to liger programme.

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  38. That’S a big cat. WoW!!!!!

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  39. ooh wahao i love this liger such a beautiful liger

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  40. i love this liger

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  41. WOW THAT IS A HUGE CAT!! I wonder if is real?!?

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  42. oh my godnes its sumthng whom i wish i cud c once in my lyf b4 dyng its marvelleous

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  43. Omg huge cat hes pretty so pretty

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  44. visvas nahi hota is herculeas ko dekh kar ……………………………..

    @NIK@

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