START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Liliger Cubs Cavort at Russian Zoo


Offbeat  (tags: animals, hybrids, zoos, environment, protection )

Cher
- 553 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Russia's Novosibirsk Zoo is now home to a unique animal -- the liliger, a big cat breed where the father is a lion and the mother is a lion-tiger hybrid, also knows as a liger.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Kit B. (276)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:43 am

The babies are adorable, mom is taking care of them and dad looks on through a fence.

I would really love it if these animals were not locked up.
 

Myriam Derome (1)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:52 am
Zita looks so awesome. It's like you can just add tiger to anything and it's more awesome. Those kids have a lot more markings than her too - do they fade off when they get older or will they, paradoxically, look more tiger-y? (and maybe have fluffy manes of their own, genders unspecified in this report.)
Noted!
 

Robert J. (62)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:57 am
so cute
 

Angelika R. (144)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 12:15 pm
Yes they are adorable, but I oppose these cross breedings (what a name creation-lol)
 

Veerle D. (109)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 12:52 pm
adorable! a must see.
 

Barbara D. (79)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 1:42 pm
I've seen these pix already. Thanks for the opportunity to see them again!!
But, yeah, WHY are we cross-breeding them????
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:27 pm
Great photos! thanks
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:39 pm
Adorable cubs but cross-breeding should not happen.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:53 pm
Yes they look adorable but i dont agree with cross breeding either Dont understand Russia anyway How can they look after these but be so cruel to the bears there

noted thanks
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 3:09 pm
Why do they cross breed the animals?
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 3:35 pm
so cute!! noted, thanks Cher
 

Donna H. (8)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 3:52 pm
I've heard of these before - interesting and cute. Thanks. noted.
 

Connie O. (44)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 4:19 pm
Oh how precious are those! TY
 

Ruth S. (298)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 4:27 pm
People trying to play God!
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:53 pm
Noted. I agree with Birgit Why do they have to cross breed animals? Thanks Cher
 

Keeta Beaubien (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:07 pm
Oh please,enough of playing God. Leave Mother Nature to do her best
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:49 pm
They're gorgeous! But unimpressed with how they came to be...
 

janet f. (31)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:09 pm
While they are adorable and the mom looks to be very good to her cubs why are zoos cross breeding species? Zoos shouldn't be some experimental breeding ground for animals. I'm not happy about this.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:33 pm
Interesting but do these cross breedings ever occur in the wild? The cubs are adorable!
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:19 pm
These babies are absolutely precious. Thanks for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:46 pm
Thanks for sharing. Don't like cross-breeding either. Cuties though!
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:52 pm
noted- can these animals survive independently in the wild?
 

Zoe and Art Oguyo (292)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:13 am
how about have Cogs and Dats or Dhales and Wolphins? Hopefully they won't make Fears and Boxes!
 

Patricia H. (454)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:50 am
noted
 

Lona Goudswaard (77)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:43 am
Not noted. Cross breeding animals that are going extinct in the wild with INFERTILE offspring as a result just because they are so cute (which they are, I agree) is wrong in my opinion.
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:23 am
YES, THEY ARE ADORABLE !
IS IT RIGHT TO BE *CREATING* THESE *HYBRIDS* ?
IN MY OPINION NO !!!

IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN NATURE, UNDER
NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, & WITHOUT
HUMAN INTERFERENCE, THEN IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN !!!

THESE GORGEOUS CUBS, ** DO N O T ** HAPPEN NATURALLY !!!
NOR DOES THEIR MOTHER !!!
EVEN THO INDIA, DOES HAVE BOTH **TIGERS & LIONS**,
THEY DON'T NORMALLY COME INTO CONTACT &
*BECOMING MORE THAN FRIENDS*, IS NOT ON THEIR MINDS,
IF THEY EVER DO !!!

A TIGER WILL KILL ANY OTHER CARNIVORE, AS THEY ARE
COMPETITION FOR FOOD & A LION WILL DO THE SAME, BUT,
OF COURSE, WITH THE TIGER BEING BIGGER & HEAVIER,
THE LION WILL RETREAT, AS HE WOULD MOST LIKELY LOSE !!!

THE LION IS THE *TOP DOG*, IN AFRICA & KILLS HYENA,
CHEETAH, LEOPARDS, PAINTED DOGS, BUT, SURPRISINGLY,
NOT THE SMALLER KITTEH VARIETIES, LIKE THE SERVALS,
PROBLY, B/C THEY AREN'T SEEN AS A FOOD RIVAL !!!

IT IS DISAPPOINTING, THAT RUSSIA SEEMS TO BE GOING FOR
THE *UNUSUAL* FACTOR, WITH BREEDING THESE CUTIES,
BUT, AS MANY HAVE SAID B4, HOW ABOUT TRYING TO SAVE,
WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE OUT THERE IN THE WILD, B4
IT'S GONE FOREVER !!! ???

(BAD EYES=BIG TYPE, SORI)



 

Loredana V. (23)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:03 am
so sad:( they belong in the wild
 

paul m. (93)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:06 am

Noted....Tweeted..
 

Susan B. (65)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:32 am
Thank you
 

Many Feathers (133)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:41 am
beautiful cubs, they should be Born Free...
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:47 am
Shared, thanks.
 

Laura P. (24)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:07 am
beautiful but they should be free...
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:34 pm
A ligor or tion is not a good thing to display as if it's normal.
 

. (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:15 pm
I wish they could roam free
 

Dianne D. (462)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:46 pm
Hate to see these magnificent animals behind bars for nothing they did wrong.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.