Worlds biggest cats

Liger facts

Liger life span

Nobody knows the exact life span of ligers. A female liger called Shasta was born at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, and died at the age of 24. Another record of a male liger called Nook, who lived in Valley of the Kings animal sanctuary in Wisconsin, and died at the age of 21

Liger diet

Since ligers are large cats weighing more than 1000 pounds, they need a lot of food on the daily basis. It is estimated that a liger requires at least 30 pounds of raw meat in one day. One of the most favorite foods of this liger includes beef, elk and venison

LIger habitat

Ligers only exist in captivity because the habitats of their parents do not go together in the wild

Most famous liger

Hercules is at 922 pounds, big is an understatement for the world's largest living cat, according to the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records. He is 131 inches long, and measures 49 inches tall at the shoulder.

ABC Nightline - Featuring Hercules the Liger
Baby Liger Cub (Lion - Tiger)

Liger growth

Ligers that are 3 to 4 year old ligers are usually half again as large as full-grown lions or tigers and by the time they stop growing, around 7, the biggest ligers may be twice the size of lions or tigers, weighing 900 to 1500 pounds, and reaching 12 feet in height when standing on their hind legs.