Science: Liger

Since lions and tigers do not live in the same regions, their children, which are called "ligers," are rare beasts. Nevertheless, a liger has just been brought to the London Zoo. This unnatural hybrid is the gift of an Indian prince, and was bred by him from a male lion and a female tiger. It is a three-year-old male.

Bigger than a lion, the young liger reveals the characteristic proportions of a tiger. He wears his father's khaki coat, adorned by faint tiger-stripes. He flatters his father by wearing a beard and favors his...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!