Cross-breed between a Male
Tiger and a Female Lion
|Tigons and Ti-Tigons
from a Tigon because a liger is the mating of a male Lion and a female
Unfortunately Tigons must be bred. They live only in
captivity.They do not occur in nature because lions and tigers have
different behaviors and habitats. Male Tigons are sterile while females
are usually fertile. Tigons have little time to develop
adaptations as cross-breeds usually have shorter lifespans then either
of their parents.
Tigons live in captivity so their diets are determined by their owners.
Their diets are comparable to that of lions and tigers in the
wild. They recieve about 9 pounds of meat for five days and then
two days without food to mimic the wild.
should definitely add a Tigon to the zoo because they are so
rare. Many people would pay alot of moneyto see a Tigon even in a
captive setting. In 2005 there were only 4 known Tigons in
captivity and a few others in private collections. This animal
would be a beautiful and unique addition to your zoo!