The largest cat in the world today -it's a liger. A hybrid that appears rarely enough when a lion and a tiger cross in artificial conditions. In living nature, they do not intersect. The tiger lives in Asia, and the lion lives in South and Central Africa.
Therefore, they give joint offspring only in zoos. And the hybrid of offspring usually does not give, and now in the world there are no more than twenty individuals of ligra.
This strange big creature, combining featuresHis parents, similar to both a lion and a tiger. From the mother, the liger inherits strips throughout the body and a supportive attitude towards the water. Ligers swim well and (which is unusual for the cat family) do it with pleasure. The lion's mane does not exist with a ligra. Usually this largest cat in the world reaches a length of about four meters. The weight of the ligra varies within three hundred kilograms.
However, this is not necessary. The Guinness Book of Records describes a liger weighing nearly eight hundred kilograms, which lived in the zoological garden of Blumfontein (South Africa).
There is also a hybrid in artificial conditionsa tiger and a lioness, but a tigreve or a tigon is a smaller creature, less even than his parents. Not the biggest cat in the world, and less like the largest representative of the cat family of all time - cave tiger.
The largest domestic cat in the world is called Maine Coon.
This species appeared a long time ago. Back in the nineteenth century Maine Coon took part in cat shows.
Contrary to popular belief, despiteimpressive size, the maine coon has nothing to do with the lynx, nor the reed cat or raccoon. Yes, this is a fairly large creature weighing up to fourteen kilograms. But unlike many other breeds, Maine Coon is very balanced. The character is solid, Nordic, but the cat itself is very curious and good-natured.
This cat only knows how to grumble and coo.Maine Coon likes society, unlike many other breeds, communicates well with oneself like. He looks like a reed cat, his ears often have tassels like a lynx, a cat likes cool places and tolerates water.
It is believed that this is the largest cat in the worldhas a wild progenitor who still lives in the steppes of the American continent, but Maine Coon loves the house too much and treats people too well to assert something like that. Maine Coon - just a good friend of man and a wonderful hunter for rodents. However, appreciate this breed is not for her hunting talent.