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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 
> the 
> 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? 
> My 
> 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.

WOW.

See also the picture on the right at

 http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/ligers2.html

You could almost put a saddle on that.

Go to images.google.com  and enter in liger
Damn these things are big.