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    Liliger born at the Novosibirsk zoo.

    Coffeecup! ... this came on our local news last night and I was sooooo happy as I like "I know someone from that town!"

    A rare hybrid of a lion and a liger, itself the offspring of a lion and a tiger, has been born at the Novosibirsk zoo.

    http://www.greatfallstribune.com/vid...st-liliger-cub
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    It is terrible. How much long can they make fun of nature?

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    This news also filled all the Novosibirsk's news sites. I remember some years ago when liliger's mother was born here at the Novosibirsk's zoo she became the number one news also and all the people filled up the zoo to see her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmourzin View Post
    It is terrible. How much long can they make fun of nature?
    The question is whether this can happen naturally, or if they've made this creature in a lab?
    If it can happen in nature I don't mind it.

    But why did they give it to a cat to raise? Why not the mother, or at least a tiger or a lion....?

    This sounds like something out of a children's story "The animal that didn't know what it was..." He is not a lion, a tiger or a cat!
    I hope there is another creature like him somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmourzin View Post
    It is terrible. How much long can they make fun of nature?
    It is not more terrible than hybrids of domestic cats

    Ignorance is bliss?

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    Here is Novosibirsk's news in Russian:
    Новосибирский зоопарк
    Зоопарк показал первые фотографии лилигренка — НГС.НОВОСТИ

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna
    But why did they give it to a cat to raise? Why not the mother, or at least a tiger or a lion....?

    This sounds like something out of a children's story "The animal that didn't know what it was..." He is not a lion, a tiger or a cat!
    I hope there is another creature like him somewhere...
    Actually, the reason was simple: The mother lacked the mother's milk. So the liliger was fed by humans with artificial milk and the house cat was just to make a company and some sort of cat's care.
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    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer View Post
    It is not more terrible than hybrids of domestic cats

    Ignorance is bliss?
    Считается, что лигры-мальчики бесплодны, а у лигров-девочек есть шанс дать потомство, что и произошло с нашей Зитой, - улыбается Роза Соловьева, заведующая секцией кошачьих Новосибирского зоопарка. – Та же история с лилиграми. Мальчики – бесплодные, а у девочек есть шанс дать потомство, правда, очень маленький: процентов 10, ведь в природе таких зверей не бывает.
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    First in the world, according to kp.ru.....
    So I guess he is alone! There is nobody else like him in the whole world!

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    Интересно, зачем они это делают.
    Мои предположения:
    1. Хотят заработать, продавая экзотических зверей.
    2. Хотят вывести вид, похожий на древних пещерных львов.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmourzin View Post
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    a little brain food for your ignorance
    Mule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Mules and hinnies have 63 chromosomes, a mixture of the horse's 64 and the donkey's 62. The different structure and number usually prevents the chromosomes from pairing up properly and creating successful embryos, rendering most mules infertile.

    There are no recorded cases of fertile mule stallions. A few female mules have produced offspring when mated with a purebred horse or donkey.[9][10] Herodotus gives an account of such an event as an ill omen of Xerxes' conquest of Greece in 480 BC: "There happened also a portent of another kind while he was still at Sardis,—a mule brought forth young and gave birth to a mule" (Herodotus The Histories 7:57).

    Since 1527 there have been more than 60 documented cases of foals born to female mules around the world.[9] There are reports that a mule in China produced a foal in 1984.[11][12] In Morocco, in early 2002, a mare mule produced a rare foal.[9] In 2007 a mule named Kate gave birth to a mule son in Colorado"



    So there is no way that anybody would know FOR SURE that there is no liligers in the wild
    BTW ligers has been known to humans since 19 century

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    The mule is a ugly creature.

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