Saturday, June 22, 2013

"cọp lai sư-tữ",


 

Sỡ thú bên Nga đã kó một con thú "cọp lai sư-tữ", nay nó vừa đẽ thêm 3 con nhõ kũng tương tợ, trông vui mắt.

 

Zoo which already boasts a half-tiger, half-lion liger welcomes three liliger cubs

  • Three liliger cubs were born at a zoo in Novosibirsk, Russia, recently
  • They are a hybrid of a lion and a liger - which is itself a lion/tiger hybrid


PUBLISHED:15:42 GMT, 19 June 2013| UPDATED:19:49 GMT, 19 June 2013

They may look familiar but these big cats are extremely unique and rare.

This big cat mother recently gave birth to three adorable liliger cubs at a zoo in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Although the mother and her cubs look like tigers, she is in fact a lion-tiger hybrid known as a liger - the biggest known cat in the world.

Bizarre: A Russian zoo is home to a unique animal - the liger. It is half-lioness, half-tiger. Mother Zita is pictured licking her one month old liliger cub

Bizarre: A Russian zoo is home to a unique animal - the liger. It is half-lioness, half-tiger. Mother Zita is pictured licking her one month old liliger cub

Cute: The first liliger was born in the zoo last year and now there's a second litter of three, all of them females

Cute: The first liliger was born in the zoo last year and now there's a second litter of three, all of them females

Curious: The cubs were born in May and now have grown up enough to start exploring their surroundings... much to the concern of their mother Zita

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Loveable: The tiny cubs enjoy playing in the sand at the zoo

Loveable: The tiny cubs enjoy playing in the sand at the zoo

 Fluffy: A liliger is a big cat breed where the father is a lion and the mother is a lion-tiger hybrid, known as a
 liger

Fluffy: A liliger is a big cat breed where the father is a lion and the mother is a lion-tiger hybrid, known as a liger

Just like tigers, they enjoy swimming and are very sociable like lions.

They exist only in captivity because the habitats of tigers and lions do not cross in the wild.

Ligers are known for growing bigger than either parental species.

Protective: Zita carries one of her cubs as another walks by her side

Protective: Zita carries one of her cubs as another walks by her side

Playful: The young cub plays around the feet of mother Zita, who has her hands full with the three cubs

Playful: The young cub plays around the feet of mother Zita, who has her hands full with the three cubs