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.
Which is bigger a liger or a Tigon?
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.
What happens when a liger and Tigon mate?
Ligers and tigons do not occur naturally in the wild. This is because lions and tigers are not in the same geographical location and because mating would result in a diminished fitness of their offspring. They must be made to mate by humans by being put in the same cage. If the two like each other, they could mate.
What is the difference between a liger and a Tigon?
The Liger is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger. A liger looks like a giant lion with diffused stripes. They are much larger than either parent because the growth inhibitor gene comes from the female lion (so it’s missing in a liger). A Tigon is a cross between a male tiger and a female lion.