January 5, 2012 12:53 PM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Wildest hybrid animals


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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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