Society Magazine

White Liger Cubs .....the Rarest of Big Cats Are Born

Posted on the 12 January 2014 by Sampathkumar Sampath
Yeti, Odlin, Sampson and Apollo are the world's most unique ones… they are big cats ~ their birth and their color makes them most unique !!! ~ they are no ordinary animals … they are ‘ligers’ – a hybrid cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a tigress (Panthera tigris). Thus, it has parents with the samegenus but of different species. Away in animal kingdom, these cubs may look very similar to cats – they are not and they are too special.  In biology and genetics, the term hybrid has several meanings, all referring to the offspring of sexual reproduction. In general usage, hybrid is synonymous with heterozygous: any offspring resulting from the mating of two genetically distinct individuals.  This does not occur generally but is not known to be extremely rare too….

We know Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Leopards, Panthers and more…. heard of Tigon, Ligers and  the like ?? ….. Tigon is a sterile hybrid cross between a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a lioness (Panthera leo).  The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a tigress (Panthera tigris).  Liger is reported to be much bigger than its parents, largest of all known felines; enjoy swimming ~ a trait of Tigers and are sociable like lions.  Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitats of the parental species do not overlap in the wild.white liger cubs .....the rarest  of  big  cats are bornThese four brothers  - Yeti, Odlin, Sampson and Apollo are special as ligers and more special for they are World's first white ligers~ these rarest of the big cats of the planets are only six weeks old; weigh 15lbs and gain a pound a day. The behavior and habitats of lions and tigers make interbreeding unlikely. It is stated that in the Thirties in South Africa, the two species were put in the same cage and, to the keepers surprise, they didn't fight. In fact, they made love, and the liger was born. So popular did they become that zoos in Europe clamored for specimens. The tigress often requires a C-section performed when giving birth to a liger, because the cub is bigger than a tiger. In the 2004 movie, Napoleon Dynamite, the liger was Napoleon’s favorite animal.The four handsome male ‘liger’ cubs are the first ever to be born from a white male lion and white female tiger, making them the world’s most unique big cats. There are only around 300 white lions and 1,200 white tigers left in the world, so the cubs’ father, Ivory and mother, Saraswati, are extremely rare in their own right. white liger cubs .....the rarest  of  big  cats are bornTheir parents having been brought together at Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina  have produced the first ever white lion-tiger hybrids - commonly known as ligers. The off-springs are unique because thought there are  around 1,000 ligers in the world – most in captivity – but none of them are white. Apollo is the smallest, who his owners say behaves more like a house kitten, purring all the time and always demanding to be stroked. Yeti is the biggest and most boisterous, pushing past his smaller brothers and always wanting to be the center of attention. The cubs’ uncle, Hercules, is officially the world’s largest cat at 922 lbs and 131 inches long and is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.Founder and director of the safari, Dr Bhagavan Antle, who bred the animals, says he is sure Yeti will reach this size – if not larger. Dr Antle, who set up the safari 31 years ago and had his first litter of ligers in 1988, said: ‘People are getting on planes to fly in to see them.Ligers, white ones at that may attract crowds ~ critics say that white is only a mutation caused by severe in-breeding, thus giving rise to host to health problems …….

With regards – S. Sampathkumar8th Jan 2014.
Inputs on white liger cubs taken from dailymail.co.uk

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Low-carb and Keto Hamburgers

    Low-carb Keto Hamburgers

    Everybody loves a good burger. So do we! Such a deliciously easy way to feed a family with little effort and big taste. Savour all the twists and turns a... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Booker’s Bourbon BBQ Batch Review

    Booker’s Bourbon Batch Review

    Booker’s Bourbon BBQ Batch is the latest release in the venerable Booker’s line which always has been, and continues to be, in my upper pantheon of killer... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   Josh Peters
    DRINK
  • Winephabet Street M is for Mencia

    Winephabet Street Mencia

    Welcome to Winephabet Street Season 1 Episode 13. Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Draceana Wines and myself work our way through the... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   Hvwinegoddess
    DRINK, FOOD & DRINK
  • Luce Unplugged: ParkSnakes

    On Friday, July 20, the Luce Foundation Center hosts another installment of the Luce Unplugged Community Showcase from 6-8 p.m. Presented with Washington City... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   Americanart
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Ski Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson Replaces Conrad Anker as North Face Team Captain

    Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson Replaces Conrad Anker North Face Team Captain

    Interesting news from the world of outdoor gear and exploration, as the Gear Junkie is reporting that ski mountaineer and all-around badass Hilaree Nelson is... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Valuable Commentary on National Prayer Breakfast and Treasonous Behavior of GOP...

    Valuable Commentary National Prayer Breakfast Treasonous Behavior Leaders: "#Nationalprayerbreakfast Over Affidavit Russian Maria Butina"

    If you want to understand the Russian connection to U.S. right-wing white evangelicals — who are absolutely on board with treason to achieve their goals — you... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   William Lindsey
    LGBTQ, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Meatopia and Craftopia Line up Announced

    Meatopia Craftopia Line Announced

    36 total views, 36 views today Craftopia and Meatopia – Breweries Announced Meatopia and the amazing beer writer Melissa Cole have announced the breweries takin... Read more

    The 19 July 2018 by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK

Magazine