World's first liliger cub is cuter than a lion, tiger or liger9/18/2012
Check out Kiara, the world's first liliger cub just born in a Siberian zoo. What's a liliger? Well, her dad is an African lion and her mother is a liger — you know, Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite animal, "a lion and a tiger mixed." And as if family relations weren’t complicated enough for Kiara, she's being raised by a mother house cat and bottle-fed by zookeepers since her mother couldn’t produce enough milk to feed her. As far as we know, Kiara hasn’t been bred for her "skills in magic"; in fact, critics say hybrids like this have no conservational value and take up precious resources. Isn't being this cute a gift to the animal kingdom?
What do you think of humans breeding new species?