Sunday, November 27, 2005

Stranger than Fiction


Few people believe me when I tell them that ligers and tigons actually exist. They do. Everyone should know about these chimerical sports of nature:
Ligers grow much larger than tigers or lions and it is believed this is because female lions transmit a growth-inhibiting gene to their descendants to balance the growth-promoting gene transmitted by male lions . . . .
The first picture shows a gigantic liger; the second shows the majestic tigon.

3 comments:

mhelbing said...

I liked the original picture you posted. You know—the picture of Roy introducing the liger to his mangina.

mhelbing said...

http://www.bobsanimalfights.com/Liger.jpg

That one.

chanchow said...

there's no such thing as a tigon or liger.