Remarkably, the liger isn't merely a joke off the pages of the "Napoleon Dynamite" script but a very real species, one that enjoys characteristics of both its hybrid parents. A liger, the offspring produced when a male lion and tigress mate, can be traced as far back as the late 1700s/early 1800s, when historical mention of the hybrid animal was first made in illustrations and engravings. Known as the largest cat in the world, the liger, which exists only in captivity, takes unique notes from its parents: it enjoys swimming, like its tiger mother, and acts very sociable, like its lion father.
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North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by oce... More North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by ocean, and the people who live there must cope with the immediate impacts of climate change. Money has been spent to keep the sand in place, but Mother Nature keeps pushing back. Read more about the changes happening in the Outer Banks: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/07/140725-outer-banks-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate/
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