Where do Ligers Come From?
Irresponsible breeders is the short answer.
A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild. It is done in captivity by disreputable carnies to produce a freak that ignorant people will pay to see. These cats suffer from many birth defects and usually die young. Because ligers are usually larger than either
What are Liligers?
As sad as the video above is, it isn't even as bad as the places that use the cubs for petting and photo sessions because those cubs are taken from their mothers shortly after birth and denied the protective love their mothers would try to give them, as this one who was filmed at a zoo.
They are a money making scheme promoted by some of what we believe to be the world's worst big cat exploiters.
First it was this guy promoting Ligers.
Then it was his friend, Joe Exotic,
Lion vs Tiger? ... Which is your favorite?
Please don't ask the age old, childish question about which one would win in a fight. We don't even what to think about cats fighting.
Learn the TRUTH about LIGERS here: http://bigcatrescue.org/liger-facts/
Cat Chat is a live weekly show where we talk about cats; from tabbies to tigers. Join us live at WildAnimalTelevision.com or watch the videos on demand or subscribe to the audio podcast below.
Subscribe at Libsyn or iTunes or Google Play
Today David Lee Stanton Interviews
Bobbi Brink from Lions, Tigers and Bears
Recap of the week at Big Cat Rescue
What an amazing week!
Bengali Tiger goes "Free!"
August 5 2013 This morning USDA published the Big Cat Coalition’s petition in the Federal Register –http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-05/pdf/2013-18874.pdf
Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats and How They Roar
Filmed in part at Big Cat Rescue for PBS.
Black or Melanistic Serval.
Black Serval vs White Serval
Black Serval & White Serval vs Normal Golden Serval
Today at Big Cat Rescue June 23 2013
Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell
Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. We do not utilize professional solicitors, so 0% of your donation goes to a professional solicitor, 100% goes to Big Cat Rescue. Non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so 100% of your donations go to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR BIG CAT RESCUE, A FL-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH 11409), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.