Science: Tigon

The London Zoo was in a turmoil for almost two weeks. It all started by Rajah Ranjitsinhji's (of India) presenting the progeny of a lion and a tigress to the zoölogical authorities.

It was at first decided to call the freak a "liger" (TIME, July 7), but the Zoo declined to stand for it. It was found that the hybrid was not the child of a lion and tigress, but of a tiger and lioness. Amid plaudits from animals it was decided to call the infant hybrid a "Tigon."


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