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Ligers and Incomplete DNA


A male lion has 38 chromosomes. The same is true about the female lions as well. The same figure is true about male and female tigers as well. When these big cats have an intercourse with one another, 19 chromosomes, come from the male, and 19 chromosomes come from the female to produce an offspring. Therefore, their offspring have 38 chromosomes each.

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A liger has 38 chromosomes. Both lions and tigers also have 38 chromosomes. This photo is copyrighted and is allowed for used on ligerworld website by 


A male lion has 38 chromosomes. The same is true about the female lions as well. The same figure is true about male and female tigers as well. When these big cats have an intercourse with one another, 19 chromosomes, come from the male, and 19 chromosomes come from the female to produce an offspring. Therefore, their offspring have 38 chromosomes each.

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A normal looking liger Hercules standing very proudly at King Richard's Faire. 


In order to breed liger, 19 chromosomes will come from lions, and 19 chromosomes will come from tigers. That will create exact numbers of 38 chromosomes among the ligers. Therefore, creating a notion or speculating a myth that ligers have incomplete chromosomes is totally wrong. A new hybrid can only have different chromosomes as compared to their mother and father if the chromosomes vary in their parents. But this does not happen in the case of ligers. Certain articles and videos claim that ligers have incompelte DNA while this explanation very much proves them wrong.

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A liger has a complete DNA. An animal simply can not survive, if its DNA is incomplete. Its existence become difficult. Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Paiva. Copyrights apply. The picture is allowed for ligerworld website for displaying their liger. 


The bottom line is it is ligers have complete chromosomes. In other words, ligers have a complete DNA. As a result, this DNA is traceable from the nature as well. This DNA can also be helpful to trace any clue in the wild, whether; ligers have ever existed in the wild. Since the DNA of the ligers has been identified, and surely the next step is to trace it out from the wild. This task sounds very mammoth and gigantic but still possible enough.

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A Liger has a complete DNA and it yet to be explored within the wild. 


Big Cat Rescue is one such organization which openly claims that ligers have incomplete DNA. But ligerworld.com will ask them to come up with a logical arguments from authentic sources before claiming anything about incomplete chromosomes about ligers. Ligerworld.com will always welcome any evidence of incomplete DNA and Genetic compositions of ligers and will seriously put into account. But since there aren't any evidence so far, therefore it will be very wrong to declare any judgments about ligers.

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There are different judgments about the DNA of the ligers but they lack support from the facts, evidences and authenticated sources. Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Paiva This Liger photo is copyright protected, please do not copy it unless permission from the owner.