Liliger Cub Born in Siberian Zoo

Posted on September 16, 2012

This adorable cub is thought to be the first liliger born in the world. The cat is the hybrid of a lion and a liger. It was born at Novosibirsk, a Russian zoo in Siberia. The Moscow Times reports that the cub, named Kiara, is the offspring of a female liger named Zita and a male African lion named Samson. ITN quotes the head of the zoo as saying she expects the liliger cub to develop into a "calm, confident, strong animal." Take a look:

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