Why do ligers grow so big?
According to National Geographic which is one of the biggest animal research network in the world; ligers lack growth inhibiting genes which do not put a cap (limit) on their body growth and this is the key reason that they tend to grow bigger and stronger than lions and tigers.
Are ligers big?
1. The Liger is the largest known cat in the world. Male Ligers can reach a length of 10 to 12-feet which makes them slightly larger than even large male lions or tigers in length. They weigh considerably more than a Tiger or Lion.
Are ligers and Tigons bigger?
A liger is the offspring of a female tiger and a male lion; a tigon is the offspring of a female lion and a male tiger. They are not only bigger than tigons, they are bigger than either lions or tigers.
Do ligers ever stop growing?
Ligers do not grow all of their lives. They grow normally and their growth stops after a certain period of time.