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#31    Malicious

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:24 PM

http://leenks.com/link16612.htm
i saw this on the news the other day. the parents were a lion and tiger. it makes no sense since a lion and tiger are natural enemies...hmmm...
look how HUGE it is... and it's still a baby!!! it's only 3 years old! yes.gif

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he is not just a big cat but a huge one,standing 10ft tall on his back legs. Called a liger, in reference to his crossbreed parentage, he is the largest of all the cat species.
On a typical day he will devour 200 lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.


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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:26 PM

Merged topics.


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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE(Malicious @ Jun 24 2005, 04:24 PM)
http://leenks.com/link16612.htm
i saw this on the news the other day. the parents were a lion and tiger. it makes no sense since a lion and tiger are natural enemies...hmmm...

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laugh.gif I don't think they are natural enemies...I don't think they have anywhere close to the same territories.  Now cheetas and lions...they don't like each other.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:18 PM

I have made a Chiger! A chicken and a Tiger! With alittle bit of yam on the side.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:24 PM

Historically lions and tigers ranges overlapped. They have found bones of prehistoric lions in Alaska too (along with elephants, camels, horses and many other animals). The Caspian or Persian Tiger was found in Turkey up to the 1960s. Actually, the Asiatic Lion can still be found at the Gir Widllife Sanctaury in India.

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE(Dan'O @ Jun 24 2005, 07:24 PM)
Historically lions and tigers ranges overlapped. They have found bones of prehistoric lions in Alaska too (along with elephants, camels, horses and many other animals). The Caspian or Persian Tiger was found in Turkey up to the 1960s. Actually, the Asiatic Lion can still be found at the Gir Widllife Sanctaury in India.

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The Asiatic Lions in Gir forest only number 300. And they are mostly inbred. It's funny that tigers do not invade this territory. Lions would rock that ass. grin2.gif

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Dan'O @ Jun 24 2005, 07:24 PM)
Historically lions and tigers ranges overlapped. They have found bones of prehistoric lions in Alaska too (along with elephants, camels, horses and many other animals). The Caspian or Persian Tiger was found in Turkey up to the 1960s. Actually, the Asiatic Lion can still be found at the Gir Widllife Sanctaury in India.

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There is also such a hybrid as the "Tigon," I think the result of crossbreeding a female tiger with a male lion (or is the reverse?), anyway, the Tigon has not the gargantuan size of the Liger, so they don't bother breeding them much.

Can you imagine if hybrids such as mules and ligers were not sterile?  Imagine the weeeeird mutations that would result after several generations?  What would a mixed breed of lion, tiger, leopard, and cheetah end up like?  For those who believe in intelligent design, you can see the forethought in making hybrids sterile!
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Somebody mentioned camel species a little while ago.  I think it's interesting how the camel line started in North America, but there haven't been any here since the last ice age.
http://www.kokogiak.com/megafauna/inames.asp#americancamel

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE(Rae @ Jul 5 2002, 12:27 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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ligers usally weigh 1,00-1,200 pounds and are stronger then there parents and grow to be bigger then the parents I have done lots of research on this geek.gif


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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:39 AM

Ligers are old news. Yah it was cool a while back when heardly anyone knew about it, but it's too old to still be discussing it now i think.


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 12:41 PM

Yep, the liger was made popular by the movie Napoleon Dynamite.  I don't think I ever heard about them before that, but a pretty interesting animal, surprised it's not more famous.

http://www.vote-for-pedro.com/napoleon-dynamite/liger.htm


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:16 PM

I was just about to mention Napoleon Dynamite.

They are his favourite animal because 'they have magic skills and stuff'

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I never knew there was an actual alleged existence of them.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:23 PM

Yes they are real and they are very cute, it's kinds like a donkey and a horse, they can mate,  but the off spring can not! grin2.gif

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:42 AM

QUOTE(SpaceyKC @ Jul 5 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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LOL, this cat is SMALL, this cat is about 1200 pounds largest, while largest captive bears reach 3000 pounds, and will easily destroy poor cat in one strike on head, back, shoulder or other significant bodypart.


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:44 AM

QUOTE(Bigfoot freak @ Jun 26 2005, 08:52 PM)
QUOTE(Rae @ Jul 5 2002, 12:27 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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ligers usally weigh 1,00-1,200 pounds and are stronger then there parents and grow to be bigger then the parents I have done lots of research on this geek.gif

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yeah, they are pretty big, but not even nearly as big as a brown bears of Kodiak island.


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:54 AM

QUOTE(Mr Ed @ Jul 12 2005, 09:16 AM)
I was just about to mention Napoleon Dynamite.

They are his favourite animal because 'they have magic skills and stuff'

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I never knew there was an actual alleged existence of them.

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ha ha I had to read through the whole thing to make sure nobody pointed that out. lol looks like I'm too late!

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