Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday's pick: Original or hybrid?

I love cats. I want BIG cats, but apparently you can't have big cats, they are a protected species :P. Darn it! So I was talking to my bf about big cats (lions and tigers) because I saw the show The lioness and the leopard on Animal Planet and apparently (I did not realize that) lions are bigger that leopards :P. Duh me. XD

So that reminds me of a story I read a few weeks back about the Liger cubs (Lion dad + Tiger mom). And Tigon cubs (Tiger dad + Lion mom) in the picture below. I think they are the only ones that existed (at least that's what it said in the article). Cute huh??

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The above picture are Liger cubs, the one that was born in Taiwan. They are uber cute!!! Apparently they kinda look like tiger cubs right? Guess the lions are like a white canvas and tigers are stripey that they kinda just added stripes to the lions :P but look at the pictures below:

I Google-d a bunch of pictures of Ligers and most of them look like they were photoshop. But I am sure they aren't. Only a handful of them survived tho. They tend to have shorter lifespan than lions or tigers. And when they are grown the can be bigger that the lions or tigers. o.O I want one!!! And they look more lions when they are adults with a mane but with stripes. Cute!! :D

Oh and I found this!

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Just when I thought they have not done it...they did! It's a Leopon (Leopard dad + Lion mom). Funny, I should just say lioness lol!! They tend to have a lion head and leopard body. I wonder if there are others out there? This picture were taken in 1960 (!!!!) in Kobe, Japan. Crazy huh?

So what do you think of these hybrids? Or do you prefer our lions, leopards and tigers?


Jasmine Lee said...

awww cute!

come visit my blog and answer three quick questions for me if you get a chance!!

xoxo, jaz

ARES said...

Whooo crazy yet cute lol!

ModerneFusion said...

Wow, that's some really trippy stuff, I didn't even notice they looked any different until you mentioned hybrid

a!k0 said...

@Jasmine: Cute right? I'd love to see one in person!

@Ares: I know! I am glad they are still in the cats species...:)

@ModernFusion: I thought it was not possible but look at the leopon it was a pic from the 1960s! That's crazy~