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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Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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