Eating Habits of Ligers
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 (National Geographic, 2010). On the other hand a report about a liger named as “Hercules” indicated that ligers take 25 pounds of meat on the daily basis. On its arrival to the London in England, Liger took about 25 pounds of meat (Telegraph UK, 2010).f-Share Tweet Linkedin Google+ Pinterest VK
Ligers have distinctive eating habits. Their huge size and massive body prompt them to eat more and more. Ligers eat meat so this makes their eating habits similar to other big cats as well. This picture belongs to Van Halligan
However, according to some other statements, in a one particular day a liger takes about 50 pounds of meat. That will be nearly 23 kilograms of meat. Similarly a liger named as Samson at the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary at Dakota consumed about 30 to 50 pounds of meat. One of the most favorite foods of this liger includes beef, elk and venison (Mott, 2010).f-Share Tweet Linkedin Google+ Pinterest VK
Ligers usually prefer to eat meat of specific animals. Normally they eat Beef. However, some ligers have also developed the eating habit of elk meat and Venison meat as well. Ligers mostly do not like meat of Chicken. However, this statement can not be generalized. This picture belongs to Van Halligan
Therefore, we can conclude that a liger, can consume around 30 to 50 pounds of meat in one particular day on the basis of different ligers’ reports from their owners.Moreover, they are also specifically given milk as well which they prefer to drink as well.
Water is a must part of the diet of every living organism. The same is true about the liger as well. Liger consumes a lot of water as well. Usually in a one single day a liger has to consumer one gallon of water (Telegraph UK, 2010). One gallon will mean a liger has to take nearly 4 liters of fresh water on the daily basis.
Normally in a single sitting Ligers can eat about 30 pounds of meat. However; ligers are very much capable of eating more than 100 pounds of meat in a single sitting as well. This picture belongs to Van Halligan
According to Dr. Antle, a liger in a single sitting is capable of eating more than 100 pounds. But this might not be a healthy feed for a liger as it will make the liger fat and obese. Usually the zoo keepers give ligers about 20 to 25 pounds of meat a day. But a liger wouldn't mind eating more than 100 pounds on a one single day. This can also be dangerous as well, as in the earlier studies, many ligers died because of the over-feeding.f-Share Tweet Linkedin Google+ Pinterest VK
A Liger can eat more than 100 pounds of meat in a single sitting. But that liger will never be a healthy liger. This picture belongs to Amanda Wheat