What do ligers eat?


Quick Answer

Ligers are carnivores that live in zoos and other facilities, so they are limited to the raw meat they are fed in captivity. They usually eat around 50 pounds of raw meat per meal.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The liger is a creature that results from breeding a female tiger with a male lion, while a female lion bred with a male tiger produces a tigon. The liger has more features of the lion, while a tigon has more features of the tiger. There are no ligers in the wild, since in nature, lions and tigers do not mate with one another.

The liger is truly a big cat that can weigh anywhere from 882 to 1,322 pounds and measure from 9 to 12 feet in length. It can run up to 50 miles per hour at top speed and lives a solitary life with a life expectancy of 20 to 26 years.

In the wild, the two animals that are bred together to create the liger, tigers and lions, eat a variety of meats. Tigers usually eat wild boar or deer, but may also eat a range of mammals, crabs, frogs and fish. They may occasionally consume grass to help along its digestion. Lions in the wild eat medium- to large-sized mammals, including gazelles, zebras, buffaloes and wildebeests, among others.

Learn more about Large Cats

Related Questions