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#1    Halo_Jones

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Posted 05 July 2002 - 04:45 PM

Saw this while watching kids TV with my son.
Thought it was intresting also a little scarey, I don't really agree with crossing two different species especially as they would never meet naturally.
Anyway see what you think.
http://www.foundatio...show4item3.html


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Posted 05 July 2002 - 05:05 PM

        Great find,  Halo!

       That cat is HUGE,  as big as a bear!!  
    So,  he was bred the natural way?  It's still man intervening though.  Hope it's for a useful purpose.

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Posted 05 July 2002 - 08:27 PM

I found this site called Sierra Safari Zoo that talks more about the ligers.   Very informative.

 http://www.sierrasafarizoo.com/animals/liger.htm

It states that Siberian Tigers average between 400 and 600 pounds. They estimate that a liger that they have named Hobbs to weigh about twice that.
 All ligers are presumed to be born sterile. Not unusual for hybrids.
 

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Posted 05 July 2002 - 08:43 PM

That Ligra must be the biggest land predator on earth at the moment!  :o

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Posted 05 July 2002 - 10:34 PM

that is one hell of a cat

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 12:18 AM

[blue]Reminds me of an Arthur C. Clarke short story I read once where in the future they had genetically scaled down tigers to the size of dogs/cats and were using them as pets.

I think some things are just plain wrong. Ligers are just not meant to be.

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 07:33 AM

That is one big cat. It's also typical for a liger. Unlike the tigon, ligers are prone to gigantism and are about double the size of an adult male siberian tiger.

Although easy to breed male lions with female tigers, I still find it disturbing. Like LB said, it just seems so wrong

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 01:36 PM

Thats what I call a big cat.   :s01

I wouldn't be surprised if Genetic Engineering is used in the near future to cross other types of animals with each other.

I read an article recently about a team who managed to very slightly cross a spider with a goat - aimed at creating a goat that could produce milk that contained a special spider-web ingredient that could be used to make tough bullet-proof vests and the like. They called it the "Spidergoat".

Goodness knows what they're going to come up with next.  :-/

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 03:28 PM

        I'm reminded of the movie,
     "The Island of Dr. Moreau"    :s9

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 10:30 PM

I saw that one, nice movie!!

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 11:35 PM

they want to cross a Lion and a Tiger  ?

I wouldn't want to anger either of them let alone both at the same time!!
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Posted 07 July 2002 - 09:04 AM

A "Spidergoat"?

Sounds like a good name for a Sci-Fi movie.

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Posted 09 July 2002 - 12:44 AM

WOW! He is really big!  :o I have heard of liger's and i've seen some but i have never seen one that BIG! You sure would not want to get him mad!  :s4 That would be scary.

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Posted 09 July 2002 - 12:52 AM

I think I've heard of ligers somewhere, too. And tigons, as well. I know little about breeding lions with tigers, but it doesn't seem that unusual to me, I don't know why.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 04:21 AM

QUOTE(Halo_Jones @ Jul 5 2002, 11:45 AM)
Saw this while watching kids TV with my son.
Thought it was intresting also a little scarey, I don't really agree with crossing two different species especially as they would never meet naturally.
Anyway see what you think.
http://www.foundationtv.co.uk/brilliantcre...show4item3.html

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Isn't there a theory that a pair of Liger's were responsible for the killings of 135 men in Kenya, Africa 1898?  Supposedly they attacked human's due to an infected tooth, and human 'meat' was easier to eat...

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