What Is the Average Weight of a Liger?


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Ligers are the largest cat species in the world, weighing around 800 pounds. Ligers can easily grow to be more than 8 feet long.

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A liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. Ligers do not exist in the wild, since these two species would not intermingle. The offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon, which is a much smaller species of cat.

The largest liger on record is Hercules. Hercules is 10 feet tall when he stands on his back legs and weighs 922 pounds. He measures 49 inches at the shoulder and is 131 inches long. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Hercules is the largest living cat. As of July 2013, he resides at the Myrtle Beach Safari Wildlife Preserve in South Carolina.

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