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Which is rarer, a tigon or a liger?

tigon
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72%
liger
7
28%
 
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Postby Inuyasha » Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:23 pm

Hey this is just a poll to see whether or not Ligers or Tigons are rarer. When I mean rarer; I mean rarer in nature. Also if you know information about either Tigons and Ligers and their genetic development please leave me a message.
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Postby Inuyasha » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:58 pm

I found my own answer. Tigons are a lot rarer than ligers. However the rarest form of hybrids for this family is a TI-tigon which is a tiger male mated with a tigon female. These are so rare that only one existed known.
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Postby Dragon » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:01 pm

You are absolutely right. Tigons are rarer and Ti-tigons are the rarest form of hybrids. but i do not know that there was only one tigon. I think there must have been more.
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Tigons and Ligers

Postby Inuyasha » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:42 pm

I'm doing a report on Ligers and Tigons so anybody who is interested can ask me personally a question and most likely i will know it. I have become my own expert. I have tons of referecnes.
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Postby Solid Snake » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:53 pm

are there any other non-cat hybrids that have been created?
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yes

Postby Inuyasha » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:15 pm

there are many hybrids such as zorses which is a hybrid between a horse and zerbra. There are many many just google.
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Postby Cyranian » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:45 am

I was wondering...would these hybrids be human experimentation induced, or are they all just nature's work?
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Postby Cyranian » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:06 am

Actually no Inu, there are currently a pair of healthy 16-years-old Tigon twins in Australia's National Zoo. They were bred from a male Bengal Tiger and a lioness. The Australians are currently trying to provide and protect the two with the best facilities possible. Both big cats are on a diet as of now, and are fed many things such as beef, horse, kangaroo, chicken, goat and rabbit. I do not doubt that there are more existing tigons in the wild that are not scientifically recorded.
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Postby Solid Snake » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:38 pm

what is life like for these hybrids. Do they have a short life span, any common mental or physical disabilities
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Postby Inuyasha » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:40 pm

There is only one Ti-tigon. There have of course been many tigons but only one Ti-Tigon. Most are privately owned so data on them is limited but there has been only one Ti-tigon recorded.
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Postby Cyranian » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:42 pm

Well Snake, these hybrids are quite readily protected with great funds. I'd think that they would live pretty long unless if some virulent disease got to them, and if they weren't propely attended to. In the wild tho, I think they probably have a lower survival rate.
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Postby Solid Snake » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:45 pm

another question for you all. I thought that interspecies mating was supposed to result in a sterile offspring. How can ligers and tigons mate then?
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