8 unique facts about Liger

8. Ligers are the result of a cross between a male lion and a female tiger.

7. Ligers are the largest known cat species. They can grow up to 12 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds.

6. Ligers only exist in captivity. This is because lions and tigers do not share the same range in the wild, so they would never meet to mate.

5. Ligers have a mix of lion and tiger  features. They may have a lion's mane, a tiger's stripes, or both.

4. Ligers are typically very social animals and enjoy spending time with other ligers. They are very gentle and docile.

3. Ligers are excellent swimmers, and they often enjoy playing in the water.

2. There are only an estimated 300 ligers in the world today. This is because ligers are rare and difficult to breed.

1. The largest liger on record was Hercules, who weighed 922 pounds and was 13 feet long. Hercules lived at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina.