Ligers and tigons are hybrids, the offspring of the pairing of a lion and a tiger.
Ligers have lion fathers and tiger mothers.
They usually grow much larger than their parents, and female ligers (sometimes called ligresses) can sometimes have babies.
Can ligers reproduce?
Unusual in animal hybrids, however, ligers are fertile, meaning that they are able to reproduce. Although male ligers have not successfully created offspring, female ligers have been bred with tigers and lions to produce ’tiligers’ and ‘liligers’.
Can a liger and Tigon reproduce?
Sometimes the females of both hybrid species (ligers and tigons) are not sterile, meaning they can reproduce. Usually, this is 50% of the time. These females are bred back to either a lion or a tiger to create another hybrid species.
How many cubs can a liger have?
Mating and Family Life
Many breeders contest this, saying the cub is the same size that a normal tiger cub would be at birth. The litter will be between 2-4 liger cubs after a gestation period of about 100 days. Tigon births are rarer and not bred as often.
What would happen if a liger and a Tigon mate?
Nothing. Male ligers (and tigons as well) are completely infertile. You can’t cross a liger with a liger because only the females have any level of fertility. You breed a liger and a liger, a tigon and a tigon, or a liger and a tigon you’re not going to get any offspring.