Monday, September 19, 2005

Bet you didn't know that...

Amanda got me all jittery about Napoleon Dynamite (while on the subject of great movies...)

The Liger is not a mythical creature, it is as a matter of fact the world's largest cat. Here, as an example is Hobbs. An average male liger weighs over 900 pounds and stands almost 12 feet tall. By way of size comparison, male Siberian tigers (the largest non-extinct naturally occurring member of the cat family, Felidea) average between 400 and 600 pounds.

The reason that they are called a liger is because the father was a lion and the mother was a tiger. If the situation was reversed and the mother was a lion and the father was a tiger, he would be called a tigon. A fully grown tigon is usually less that 350lbs.

Ligers are not always sterile, and they can reproduce. If a liger were
to reproduce with a tiger, it would be called a titi, and if it were to reproduce with a lion, it would be call a lili. You can also end up with ti-tigons and tig-ligers if you work really hard at it and the facts from the private zoos of the world are true.

Just don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we all know that I'm training to be a cage fighter. Forget about it.


eileen said...

I'm in awe at the thoughts which go through your mind, Torbjorn! Love it.

Familien Pettersen said...

And we thought you were busy remodeling a new house!

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