Tigon

Tigon is the hybrid offspring of a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a female lion (Panther aleo). It has parents of a similar genus but different species. The pairing, often by portmanteau, of a male lion with a female tiger is called a liger. The tigon’s genome contains both parents’ genetic components, therefore making the… Continue reading Tigon

Liger: an Entanglement of a Female Lion and a Male Tiger

Liger is the biggest feline globally, estimated to grow up to 12ft tall while standing on its hind legs. They can be created by mating a male lion with a female tiger. Ligers tend to surpass each of their parents’ size, and while they share identical traits with both of them, the liger appears to… Continue reading Liger: an Entanglement of a Female Lion and a Male Tiger

Bengal Tiger

The Bengal tiger is a well-known tiger from a specific population of the Pathera tigris tigris subspecies that can be found in the Indian subcontinent. This subspecies is threatened by loss and fragmentation of habitat, poaching, and was estimated to have fewer than 2,500 Bengal tiger by 2011. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within… Continue reading Bengal Tiger