Tigon – male tiger crossbred with a female lion

TigonThe Tigon or tion, tigron or tiglon is a crossbreed between a male tiger and a female lion. They can have spots (from the female lion’s genes) or stripes (from the father’s genes). Female tigons are fertile, while male tigons are sterile. In our former post we talked about the ligon, female ligons are also fertile while male ligons are sterile, thus ligons and tigons cannot reproduce with each other.

Tigons however can reproduce with a male lion or male tiger, see also the table below:

Father

Mother

Offspring

Lion

Tiger

Liger

Tiger

Lion

Tigon

Lion

Liger

Li-liger

Lion

Tigon

Li-tigon

Tiger

Liger

Ti-liger

Tiger

Tigon

Ti-tigon

Tigons can show traits of both parents, like producing lion and tiger sounds, having spots (lion) and stripes (tiger), enjoy water (tiger), males can have manes (lion). Tigons do not reach the gigantic sizes as the liger does, and usually do not reach the size of their parents. There are a lot less tigons than ligers, because it is much harder to get a male tiger to breed with a female lion than it is to breed a male lion with a female tiger.

One Response to “Tigon – male tiger crossbred with a female lion”

  1. its a liger.
    its pretty much a magicical animal you know
    but its just a lion and tiger mixed.

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