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Ligers and Tigons

Ligers and tigons - are these strange-sounding animals real? Or has someone just got confused and written “ tigers ” and “lions” wrong? Nope, ligers and tigons are really real. They are cross breeds of the two big cat species. Over the following pages, you’ll find out what these animals have in common, where they come from, if there are any famous animals and what li-ligers and ti-tigons are.

What Ligers and Tigons have in common

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Did you know that tigers and lions aren’t the only animals that can be crossed? Hinnies and mules are better known. Where do they come from? And have you heard of zonkeys and zorses?

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