Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Mammalia
                Family : Felidae
 Scientific Name : Panthera leo 
                                Panthera tigris

                Colour : Tan, Black, 
                                 Brown, Orange
           Skin Type : Fur
                     Size : 2.8m - 3.6m 
                                 (9ft - 12ft)
                Weight : 400kg - 600kg 
                                 (882lbs - 1.322lbs)

          Top Speed : 80km/h (50mph)
           Life Span : 18 - 22 years
Most Distinctive 
              Feature : Enormous head 
                                 and body size
            Fun Fact : The offspring of a lion
                                 and tiger parents!
  1. Ligers are a hybrid species born by interbreeding of lions and tigers.
  2. As a result, they are the largest felines in the world often standing more than 12ft tall on their hind legs.
  3. Though they have the characteristics of both the parents, they beget their predominant qualities from the lion.
  4. Most often, they are a consequence of either deliberate human intervention or an accident.
  5. Most of the ligers have a mane which is smaller than that of a lion and have faint stripes from the tiger.
  6. They have enormously large and powerful bodies and tend to look similar to a lion.
  7. As lions and tigers are found in different geographical regions, naturally, most ligers are found in man-made enclosures.
  8. Despite having ferocious animals as parents, they are known to have a somewhat gentle disposition.
  9. They have an affinity to water and are known to be good swimmers, though they take some time to get comfortable.
  10. Liger cubs are born to lion fathers and tiger mothers and are extremely vulnerable and blind at birth.
  11. Unfortunately, many of them do not survive beyond a week as they are born with birth defects.
  12. As with most hybrid offspring, they are also usually sterile, though some of the female ligers can bear cubs.
  13. They are carnivores, mainly feeding on other herbivorous animals.

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