Meet Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apolo, four of the world’s rarest large cats!
These gorgeous brothers are ligers, which are lion-tiger crossbreeds. Ligers are exceedingly uncommon. There are only approximately 1,000 of them in the world, and the majority of them are kept in captivity.
Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apolo are even more uncommon than other ligers. They are said to be the first white ligers to be born!
Ivory, a white lion, and Saraswati, a white tiger, are the boys’ parents. White lions and tigers are almost as uncommon as ligers, with about 1,200 white tigers and 300 white lions remaining in the world.
The T.I.G.E.R. Sanctuary near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is home to Ivory, Saraswati, and their cubs.
This refuge has previously successfully bred ligers. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, one of their ligers, Hercules, is the world’s largest cat. Hercules weighs 922 pounds, yet he’s still a charmer who enjoys playing with his handlers and his new nephews.
“I missed seeing them for a day, and they seem to have doubled in size.” It’s as though they’re being blown up with a tire pump.”
Like tigers, liger cubs like swimming and are gregarious like lions. They each have their own distinct personality qualities. Apollo is the smallest of the four and acts the most like a house cat. The little animal enjoys cuddling up with his caretakers and being petted.
Yeti is the loudest of the four, constantly wanting to be the center of attention. He’s also the largest of the four cats, and Dr. Antle believes he’ll grow to be larger than his uncle Hercules.
Dr. Antle expects all four cats to reach at least 10 feet tall and weigh about 750 pounds by the age of two. It’s difficult to imagine these small creatures growing to that size!
These four liger cubs are very unique. See the beautiful kitties in action in the video below!
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