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Old 06-17-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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As long as there is money to be made by exhibiting these animals, there will be people willing to mess with Mother nature. Sad.


ABC Nightline - Featuring Hercules the Liger - YouTube
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Looks like they are overfeeding that liger.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Hybrids occur in nature all the time.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Hybrids occur in nature all the time.
That is true, but certainly not the liger.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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What an adorable liger -- I wonder if they're all that docile and affectionate.

I'm more familiar with mules who get the good traits of both sub-species and can be more useful then a donkey or horse for certain activities.

As long as they're fed well and not mistreated, I don't see the problem.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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What an adorable liger -- I wonder if they're all that docile and affectionate.

I'm more familiar with mules who get the good traits of both sub-species and can be more useful then a donkey or horse for certain activities.

As long as they're fed well and not mistreated, I don't see the problem.
They are still wild animals and seeing them like this may give people a false sense of security around them. A cat that big could kill with one blow. Ligers are born with some genetic deficiencies and it is hard on the mother to birth these huge babies. A c-section is not normal in wild animals and that is what happens many times.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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They are still wild animals and seeing them like this may give people a false sense of security around them. A cat that big could kill with one blow.
Absolutely. I couldn't believe that guy putting his face on that big cat that way. Way overconfident. Wrong on so many levels.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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As long as there is money to be made by exhibiting these animals, there will be people willing to mess with Mother nature. Sad.


ABC Nightline - Featuring Hercules the Liger - YouTube
I agree, different species being bred by humans is a sadness. I will appreciate gentle Hercules from a safe distance. If I heard the video correctly (tinnitus is raging today), this Liger will live longer than a lion or tiger.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: augusta, ks
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Looks like they are overfeeding that liger.

Yes, they are real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WseH479iOM0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDN-QeVhQTc
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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These bulls look grotesque. I wonder if the beef is tender.

Ick.
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