(Factoid: LARGEST LIVING CAT: From tiny to huge, here is Hercules. He may look like a demi-god, but this big cat is actually a Liger, which is a lion and tiger hybrid. Hercules weighs 922 pounds and is an impressive 10 feet tall. The gentle giant towers over his friends at Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve, where he also has quite a number of fans.) * * THERE'S A LIGER AT A SANCTUARY IN SHARON, WISCONSIN. HIS TOY IS A BOWLING BALL !
A Liger! The awesome hybrid cross between a female tiger and a male lion. They are the largest of all the jungle cats, "growing to almost the lion and tigers combined size." Interestingly, "in history there have been stories of ligers found in the wild. Ligers were long thought to be sterile, but this theory was disproved in 1953, when a 15 year old liger was successfully mated with a male lion. The cub survived into adulthood, despite having poor health."