Yes, and they produce hybrids called ligers or tigons. A liger is created when a male lion and female tiger mates and reproduces, and a tigon is created with a male tiger and a female lion reproduces. Ligers are much more common because the mating process is easier. Tigons tend to be premature and die young.
Yes, though not in the wild. The off-spring of a male lion and a female tiger is a liger, whereas the offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is a tigon. Ligers can grow to be absolutely huge, claiming the title of largest of all cats. Apparently the female off-spring of a lion and tiger mix is often fertile, while the males are usually sterile.
Yes. They produce hybrid animals that look rather different depending on which animal was the mother and which was the father.
Ligers have a tiger mother and a liger father. They’re the largest cats around, able to reach 12 feet long! They’re typically tan or orange-ish tan in coloration (like a lion) with some faint tiger stripes, as well as spots on their hindquarters inherited from the lion side of the family (baby lions are spotted).
Tigons have a lion mother and a tiger father. They’re generally much oranger, as well as smaller as ligers. They have both spots and stripes, and some males have small manes.
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