A Tiger and a Lioness Had a Drink - A love Child = A Tigon

Philip Johnson

Newport Beach, Australia

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tigon:

The Tigon is a hybrid cross between a female lion (Panthera leo), and a male tiger ( Panthera tigris).
Tigons can exhibit characteristics of both parents: they can have both spots from the
mother and stripes from the father. Tigons weigh an average of 150kg.
A female tigon (Noelle) born in 1978, shared an enclosure in the Shambala Reserve
with a male Siberian Tiger called Anton, in the belief that she was sterile.
In 1983, Noelle produced a ti-tigon named Nathaniel.
Male tigons are sterile while the females are generally fertile. Because fertile ligers
and tigons are only female, a liger and tigon can not reproduce.

The National Zoo & Aquarium is home to a male tigon, named Asta.

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