Liger Queen: how Russian liger gave birth to four liligers

"Zita knows the face of almost every single child in the region," says Roza Solovyova. "Of course, Zita's enclosure is surrounded by a high barrier, so it's impossible to get close to the cage and stroke her. She is after all a predator, and no one really knows when her instincts might suddenly awaken."

"Zita knows the face of almost every single child in the region," says Roza Solovyova. "Of course, Zita's enclosure is surrounded by a high barrier, so it's impossible to get close to the cage and stroke her. She is after all a predator, and no one really knows when her instincts might suddenly awaken."

Andrey Shapran
Novosibirsk Zoo is now the home of a unique animal: a liliger, which is a hybrid of a liger (half-lion, half-tiger) and a lion. The first liliger was born at the zoo in 2012.

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