Megan asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 months ago

Can lions and tigers breed together?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Yes but it’s rare in nature. There are tigons (male tiger x female lions) and ligers (male lions x female tigers). 

    Their offsprings are quite huge compared to the parents. 

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  • MARK
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    2 months ago

    I am sure that neither lions nor tigers would object to breeding in the same space. It is only we humans who find it necessary to do this in private. Other animals couldn't care less who sees.

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  • 2 months ago

    Obviously, google the name 'liger' and 'tigon'.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They do not in the wild. Both are found in India, but they do not interbreed there. In captivity, when an animal is in heat and the only potential mate available belongs to a different species, sometimes the hormones can override the reluctance to mate with an individual of a different species.

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  • Brian
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    2 months ago

    A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, you get Liger or Tigon.

    The liger is a hybrid offspring of a male lion (Panthera leo) and a female tiger (Panthera tigris). The liger has parents in the same genus but of different species. The liger is distinct from the similar hybrid called the tigon, and is the largest of all known extant felines - wiki

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, they can copulate. They can even have offspring, but the offspring are sterile.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes......................

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