Hello, and welcome! I’m cutting this slice as an homage to one of the strangest animals I’ve seen in a long time, an animal so unexpectedly different that there’s good chance it’s actually stranger than the Quagga – although the Liger is not a naturally occurring species, but rather one which resulted of human-instilled cross-species breeding.
In case you’re not good with decoding hybrid nomenclatures, I’m confident you’ll recognize the unholy combination of animals which spawned this intriguing creature, by observing the picture. Original Ligers were bred as result of a male lion and female tiger whose human upkeepers must have encouraged to go out on a blind date and look beyond their racial disparity.
According to my sources, the mating between a male Tiger and female Lioness does not originate this kind of animal (that would be a Tigon); otherwise the Liger is renowned to exhibit a best from both worlds profile, with the lion’s bulk and majesty, and the tiger’s grace and cat-like charms – apparently Ligers can swim, whereas lions will never be caught on aquatic deep ends.
Liger, a victim of human cruelty?
If you’re wondering how I know about all this stuff and you’re actually interested to get more in-depth information, then it’s good news for you! I just found an intriguing blog-like shrine on the Internet dedicated exclusively to the Liger. I’m not entirely certain I approve of the whole cross-species human-instilled animal breeding thing, but the Liger certainly looks like an amazing animal, and I’m always fascinated with such peculiar wildlife – so there you go!