Interesting facts about ligers

Liger is a hybrid cross between a lion and a tigress. Ligers are the largest of all cats, reaching the height of a lion and the length of a tiger. They carry traits from both parents, such as a love of swimming from tigers and social behavior from lions. Currently, Ligers can only be found in captivity, but there have been instances in history of finding them in the wild. Ligers were long thought to be sterile, but this theory was disproved in 1953 when a 15-year-old liger successfully mated with a lion. The cub survived despite being in poor health.

On Jungle Island, a theme park in Miami, you can see Hercules. Hercules is a huge liger weighing 410 kg, which got into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest cat in the world.