We want to tell you about the liger, the result of the union of lions and tigers. These animals are bred by man, they would never have appeared in nature. Ligers are bred in special centers or zoos, where the weight process is controlled by scientists. But even with such a situation, the chances of an animal being born do not exceed 2%, so ligers are a real exotic.
These cats have an unusual appearance, but it is not her that is most impressive, but their size. Lyrgues are the largest of all felines known to man, in addition, they grow at an extraordinary rate, often adding a kilogram daily.
The largest of these unusual animals is Hercules. He was born in the USA, in a specialized institute. The lion Arthur and the tigress Ayla were in the same enclosure, and as a result, a liger was born in 2002. After 4 years, the animal officially became the champion, because even then it was larger than all known cats. This record is still valid.
The size of the cat is really huge, its weight is more than 400 kg, while it is very active and is able to overcome about 80 km in an hour. Its body length is 3.7 m, which is an order of magnitude greater than the parameters of an adult lion. Scientists say that Hercules is in great shape thanks to a balanced diet, his diet includes 9 kg of meat daily. If the animal ate as much as it pleases, the weight would show much more.
Hercules lives in Florida, he performs in front of the audience and pleases them with unusual tricks.