February 9, 2008 2:25 PM

what the liger?

What do you call an animal that is a hybrid cross between a lion and a tiger? Well, that depends on who you ask. According to me, it's called a liger- a real living animal... but according to my hallmates and some other skeptics out there, it's a load of bull.
Recently, I've been going through a bit of a "liger obsession phase", which was sparked a week ago by my roomate's boyfriend who was watching a liger video on youtube. He seemed pretty impressed and showed it to other people on the floor(including me)...who welcomed it with varying reactions. Half my floormates thought it was cool, and the other half thought it was all made up. "What proof is there?!" they would ask. Now, I know that googling is not the most completely credible way to find scientific articles, but in order to prove their existance I found some pretty legit sites including national geographic, wikipedia (a little more questionable),

ABC, etc. I was pretty convinced, but still some floormates wouldn't believe it. An argument made was that "the chances of a hybrid cross being successfull are so slim that it if happened it would be big news" and although I admit I've never seen a Liger headline the LA times, I don't think it matters.
Well, anyhow, here's the some resources for you to check out if you're interested for the facts or the entertainment value. Napolean Dynamite imagination or not, it's worth a click :P


Angela Hsu | Permalink | Comment on this article | Comments (1)

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can yu tell me more about liger

Posted by tony | 2008-04-14

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