Here are the other links on that website:
Here is a link to some pretty good liger pictures:
The images above come from this creationist's website (not into creationism myself).
"A male African lion (Panthera leo) and a female tiger (Panthera tigris) can mate to produce a liger. The reverse cross produces a tigon."
What is intersting to note is that a liger grows to be much bigger than a lion or tiger, why you might ask? "Hybrid animals usually display what
is known as 'hybrid vigour'. This means the offspring grow much larger and faster than either parent, and it appears that many hybridisations cause
Lligers are the largest felid in the world and can stand 12 feet tall on their hind legs.
What is even strange is that tigons are the complete
opposite, they grow to a certain size, and they are usually smaller than both a tiger or a lion.
I'm originally from SLC, Utah and we have a zoo there called the "Hogle Zoo." In "1948
Female liger is born May 14. Father a lion, mother a Bengal tiger. Named "Shasta" because 'she hasta' have this and 'she hasta' have that.
Shasta died in 1972 of old age. Her taxidermy mount is now exhibited at the Monte L. Bean Life Sciences Museum at Brigham Young University in Provo,
I had not been born in the time that Shasta had lived but I have seen her taxidermy mount. I saw it while it was still displayed at the Hogle Zoo in
the early 90s. She was quite large. Of course she wasn't as big as the male above, but for a female, she was large.
Hybrids are a fascinating subject. Its interesting how some hybrids are born sterile and that some are born fertile. Most people will flat out tell
you that hybrids are always sterile, but that just isn't true. Mules (a cross between donkeys and horses) have fertile new borns all the time, but,
sterile mules still make up the majority. I can't seem to find any info on how many chromosomes lions have, but I have found that "The
chromosomes of the tiger are arranged in 19 pairs giving a total of 38 chromosomes altogether."
Because I can't find out the amount of chromosomes and pairs a lion has, I won't be able to figure out which genes are more dominant. A tiger is
naturally bigger than a lion so it is possible that the female tiger's genes are dominant when it comes to a liger. So, it is possible that tigers
have more chromosomes than a lion.
But, I do have some Donkey and Horse info:
The mule is a sterile hybrid, yet occasionally a mare mule will be fertile. The difference between the numbers of chromosomes in the cells of the
donkey (62 chromosomes; 31 pairs) and the horse (64 chromosomes; 32 pairs) results in a mule or hinny with 63 chromosomes. This odd number is
responsible for mule's sterilityóthe donkey and horse chromosomes are unable to form matched pairs during the early stages of conception, resulting
in the death of the reproductive cells.
We were always taught in school that you can't breed with other species because of different chromosomal amounts. Well, I'm beginning to think that
this idea was created to keep humans from f'n with their animal brethren, lol. There are so many different hybrids I have read about and seen.
#2 equivalent to two smaller chimp chromosomes
#4 and #17 different
Now, the same chromosome number/s in different species may sometimes be very different (as shown above), but I'm sure that is the same way between
Horses and Donkeys, Tigers and Lions, Frogs and Toads, etc... yet they can be crossbred.
What is wrong with that picture? I have this feeling that if some human were to bang a primate, I am certain (even if it takes multiple times) that a
hybrid will happen - it probably has happened. That "evolutionary" chart that we see might be different human/primate breeds - you know, an
orangutan mixture, a gorilla mixture, a chimpanzee mixture, etc... Sometime in our past, regular humans decided to do away with the other crazy things
that we created. Hence, that is when it became law in the bible that we can't go f'n with different species. There is no missing link - we
probably were a mixture of some type of primate's DNA and alien DNA (if you believe that we are just some big genetic experiment).
Anyways, there is my two cents.
On that note, did any of you know that John Kerry only seems
to age? He had a starring role on the Munsters!