Tuesday, 18 August 2015

NEWSLINK: Two new rare liligers go on show for the first time in Siberia

The latest arrivals - born in June at Novosibirsk Zoo - have not been named yet and will be offered to other zoos around the world. They were born to Zita and were fathered by Samson, an African lion.


The pair first produced a liligress, a female cub, in 2012, and a year later Zita gave birth to three cubs - all female.

Such offspring are known as 'hybrids', and Zita could not have been born in the wild.

Deputy zoo director Olga Shilo denied the zoo is deliberately seeking to breed hybrids. She also said the cubs are healthy.

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