Giant Liger (Lion/Tiger)

If you haven’t checked out Scopes lately:

That’s a big cat!

I first saw those photos a year or so ago, and at first I assumed that they were fakes. What a magnificent cat!

Who the hell cares about the ‘magnificent cat’, I’m just looking at the handler.


Insert your own dirty p**sy joke here.

So you really have a thing for the soul patch, eh? :wink:

Seriously, though, she’s a hot chick, and that’s one big kitty.

Forget having a tigerskin throw in front of the fireplace. You could carpet my whole damn house. :wink:

For the record I am a cat person. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a dead cat joke as much as the next guy. Let my cat bite you on the little toe and see what that does to your sense of humor about cats.

Am I the only one who now wants a pet liger?

nope, you are not the only one. these cats are magnificent. beautiful markings and colouring.

I dunno why, but I looked at those pictures and immediately got part of an AC/DC song in my head:

…made a meal out of me, and came back for more…

A Liger!? Wow!

It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed… bred for its skills in magic. [/obligatory Napoleon Dynamite quote]

Wow. I am now even more a cat-lover.

mmm, no you are not - join the queue! :slight_smile: What an adorable fantastic mega-moggie.
Want! Want! Want!

I don’t think I’d ever want a cat that big.

A big cat will tear you to pieces.

But a little pussy never hurt anyone!

These pictures showed up recently in Cafe Society, in the thread about the upcoming Narnia movie. Someone commented that if you put a mane on that cat, you could have Aslan, without all the special CGI.

Oooh, “mega-moggie”. I like that. :slight_smile:

It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed… bred for its skills in magic.

The reason they get that big is that male lions contribute a “giant” gene that influences growth to large proportions, but female lions contribute a gene that retards that one. Since a liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger, the growth-retardant gene isn’t present but the growth-promotion one is, and the animal gets…well, really big.

Is there an echo in here?

Yep. That’s also why tigons are much smaller than ligers.

OK, so you’re the one on charge of cleaning the kittie litter. :smiley:

No, I think that was a whoosh over your head. It is a quote from a movie.