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Size of the Ligers

Liger is officially declared as the biggest wild cat (Panther) in the world. Ligers are very large animals. Their weight can easily surpass 1000 pounds. Ligers can gain a length of 12 to 14 feet which makes this animal a huge beast. Ligers are larger than tigers and lions. Both the parents of a liger which are lion as its father and female tiger as its mother are less than half the size of the ligers. Previously tigers specifically the ones from Siberian origin or Amur Tigers were believed to be the biggest cats on the planets. Now it is the ligers turn to become the biggest cats on earth in the book records.

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Hercules is the biggest cat on earth as recorded on 2006 Guinness Book of World Records. Ligers can weigh more than 1000 pounds. This above liger weighs around 900 to 1000 pounds. Hercules the liger has four brothers more. This picture specifically posted on with the permission of its  

Normally standing for a ground a liger is as tall as four and a half feet. This height goes from his back till his front paws. However, liger can be as tall as six feet, if one measures it from the head (tip of the ears) to toe. Truly, these characteristics make liger a mammoth cat, the likes of which people have never seen before. According to one study and findings of website, Sinbad the liger is supposed to be the tallest liger in the world.

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A huge liger weighing more than 900 pounds is jumping over a stool at an annual King Richards' Faire Festival in Miami. Special thanks for its 

However, ligers have been reported to be more than 1000 pounds in weights as well. The zoo keepers do not let them weigh that much because they think it does not make them walk and run better and that also comes under the context of the obesity as well. A liger in the 19th century was believed to be more than 1700 pounds. But this statement cannot be confirmed. However, a liger in Wisconsin had a weight of 1600 pounds. This weight is confirmed and has confirmed it from authenticated sources as well.

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Picture of the biggest liger in China. China is also a home to huge percentage of ligers in the world. There are approximately about 20 ligers in China. 

Overfeeding of the animal to make him weigh more can be highly dangerous as well. In the 20th century majority of the ligers which died at the young ages were the victims of over-feeding. The trainer wanted them to be bigger therefore; they fed them more than their capacity. The result was a high mortality rates among the liger cubs and young ones. According to Dr. Bhagavan Antle who has an experience of about 30 years with the big cats specifically the ligers, the feeding schedule of the ligers is very important. He said in an interview that a liger is capable of eating 100 pounds in a single sitting but that will make him obese. The most balanced diet for the ligers is around 15 to 25 pounds per day.

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Picture of a liger eating meat. A Liger is capable of eating more than 100 pounds in a single sitting. Thanks to the picture owner for sharing this picture on website. 

The Sun UK. (2010). Monster Liger Loose in London. The SUN UK News Company.

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A visitor having a photograph with world's famous liger Hobbs the Liger. Hobbs the liger weighed well over 1000 pounds. It was a huge liger. Hobbs the liger died at the age of 15.