Friday, November 10, 2006
A BIG Cat (Liger)
On a typical day he will devour 200lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton. Part lion, part tiger, he is not just a big cat but a huge one,standing 10ft tall on his back legs.
"Ligers are not something we planned on having," said institute owner Dr Bhagavan Antle. "We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then lo and behold we had a liger.
" These two cats don't normally have the opportunity to breed in the wild, as most lions live in Africa and most tigers in Asia.50mph runner... Not only that, but he likes to swim, a feat unheard of among water-fearing lions. He looks like something from a prehistoric age or a fantastic creation from Hollywood. But Hercules is very much living flesh and blood - as he proves every time he opens his gigantic mouth to roar.
Thanks Bob A.