A tigon is the hybrid of a male tiger and a female lion (lioness). A close cousin (and one quite often mistaken) is the liger, which is the hybrid of a female tiger and a male lion. Tigon are generally much smaller in size and its appearance is moreso like the father. Male offspring are generally infertile, while the females are still capable of giving birth. Not much is known on these felines as those who own them are generally keeping them illegally. Zoo's oftentimes will gain access to a tigon, though they refuse to breed tigers and lioness' to make tigon's on purpose. As such it is difficult to learn much about them. A tigon is 50% tiger and 50% lion. It has been believed that a ti-tigon (75% tiger, 25% lion) or a li-tigon (75% lion, 25% tiger) have been bred before, though the felines were never given proper scientific names. Ti-Tigon and Li-Tigon are simply slang names that were suggested.
When a male tiger should breed with a lioness, the offspring are called tigon's.
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