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Re: Ligers and tigrons - oh my!
On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 GSP1954@aol.com wrote:
> If a daddy lion and a momma tiger make a baby its a liger. If a boy tiger and
> a girl lion have a little one its a tigron. According to a Brit newspaper
> account grown up tigrons tend to be small at a wee 25 stone, while ligers are
> biggest cats, up to 86 stone and able to stand 12 ft tall on the hind legs.
> Do any of you paleomammalogists who works on big cats know if this is true?
> WWII vet English correspondent wants to know.
Weeeellllll. Google search with the terms: liger size
turned up some interesting things.
Look about half way down on http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/ligers.html
Pic of two guys and a liger on its hind legs.
See also the picture on the right at
You could almost put a saddle on that.
Go to images.google.com and enter in liger
Damn these things are big.