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Lion and Liger Welcome World's First Liliger

Kiara born in Siberian zoo

(Newser) - We all know that a lion mating with a tiger produces a liger —but a zoo in Siberia has taken it one step further. The Novosibirsk Zoo mated a lion, Sam, with a liger, Zita. The result? An adorable liliger cub named Kiara, ABC News reports. She was born... More »

Dog Nurses Rare Liger Cubs

They are about as adorable as you'd expect

(Newser) - All together now: Awwwww. Four newborn liger cubs, the rare offspring of a male lion and female tiger, were abandoned by their mother earlier this month. Fortunately, staff at China’s Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo found a dog who had recently given birth and could nurse the surviving cubs after two... More »

Ligers Seized From Private Taiwanese Zoo

(Newser) - Three ligers—that's hybrid lion-tigers—were born yesterday at a private zoo in South Taiwan, landing their owner in hot water. One of the newborn cubs died immediately, and the other two have since been taken by authorities, who fined Huang Kuo-nan 50,000 Taiwanese dollars for breeding wildlife without... More »

Liger Mauls Handler to Death

Volunteer entered lion-tiger hybrid's cage during feeding

(Newser) - An animal handler at an Oklahoma refuge died yesterday after being attacked by a liger—a hybrid of a lion and a tiger—during the animal’s feeding Wednesday, the Tulsa World reports. Safari’s Animal Sanctuary in suburban Broken Arrow will launch an investigation into whether volunteer Peter Getz,... More »

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