First photo-set of Baby liligers in Novosibirsk

The liliger is a hybrid cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a ligress (Panthera leo × Panthera tigris). The first hybrid was born at the Novosibirsk Zoo.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

Liliger - this is an unusual cub from the African lion and a Bengal tiger, born in Novosibirsk Zoo in the summer of 2004. A rare interspecific hybrid. There are cases where seed-giving father and tiger mother lioness. One tigron - so called these animals - up to 1998 lived in India, the other at the age of twenty-four years old in 2003, died in Beijing Zoo. It is known that any imperial Russia or the Soviet Union or in modern Russia had no Leagrove was not.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

The first known hybrid, a female liliger named Kiara, was born at the Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia, in September 2012. Kiara was born to 8-year-old female liger Zita and male African lion Samson. Male tiglons and ligers are sterile, but female hybrids can produce cubs. Zita did not have milk and people helped to fit the baby.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

Second time Zita became a mother in the middle of may and three baby liligers came to this world. After one month mother showed her treasure fro the first time.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

All small liligers are females. They are very active now and like to run, but still sometimes fall down. At this time Zita has enough milk for three kids and fit them by herself.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

Their father Samson lives in the next aviary and he and Zita are constantly communicating, demonstrating tender relationship.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

The first outside walk took 40 minutes.

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

Baby liligers in Novosibirsk zoo

Source: http://ria.ru/, http://www.zoonovosib.ru/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliger

2013-06-24 21:07:37Z   i-Kirby       2013-06-24 21:07:37Z   i-Kirby