"they are such beautiful animals and i think we're gonna start to see more of them and maybe one day they will be in zoos. Are they already in some zoos? They are so big and so much better than the regular wild cat."
You made a new post, but hopefully you will keep it here, since this is more along the lines of where it belongs, not in dogs.
I hope we don't see more. That means more people will try to own them, and this is not an animal that people need to be interested in like that, and they will be. They are not natural, so they aren't technically the largest cat, if you're speaking of actual evolution and seperation. They are more of an experiment. They also are not that much heavier than a tiger, but they have the added thickness and height....seems odd to me since Tigers are actually the largest, and lions are smaller, that their offspring come out larger than either one. I think there's a little more to it.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. ~Gandhi
All the ones I have seen in pics and on TV are huge. Its like you take a lion and add the size of a tiger plus some. They are crazy big you can ride them and such. Its sad too though because of there size there bodys give sooner and they die alot sooner then other big cats.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
They probably wouldn't fair well in the wilderness of Africa. They are much too large to effectively hide, and they don't seem very agile at all. They aren't meant to be in the wild, because they've been created by humans. That's one of the worst things a human can do, is create something to be placed into the wild, that hasn't been created by the wild.
"Shasta, a ligress (female liger) was born at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on May 14th, 1948 and died in 1972 at age 24. The 1973 Guinness world records reported an 18 year old, 798 kg (1756 lb) male liger living at Bloemfontein zoological gardens, South Africa in 1888. Valley of the Kings animal sanctuary in Wisconsin has a 21 year old Male Liger named Nook who weighs 550 kg (1210 lb), and is still living as of January 2007. http://www.votk.org/pictures/index.php ."
Money will buy a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of his tail. - Josh Billings
If I remember right the gene that tell their body to stop growing is a sex linked gene, and it is on the x in one and the y in the other. so when you mix them one dosen't get the gene and the other gets two so it is smaller.