Brutus is a liger, which is the result of breeding a male lion to a female tiger. Conversely, a tigon is the result of a male tiger mating with a female lion. Both are bred and exist only in captivity. Of course, neither hybrid species would occur in nature. Their habitats do not overlap -lion’s habitat is in Africa while tigers inhabit Asia – nor would either instinctively attempt to mate with a different species. Obviously, captive breeding of lions with tigers is controversial.
Brutus is a big boy, weighing in at over 900 pounds and lives at the Big Cat Habitat near Sarasota, Florida.
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Outosego21 Jul 2019
Wonderful picture ! Thank you, Ron.
wanderessence102521 Jul 2019
Wow, how interesting. This is a prime example of people tangling with nature in a way that isn’t in the natural order of things. Great photo though!
fotograffer28 Jul 2019
No disagreement here. Obviously, these animals will never be released into the wild so there will be no future consequences. Thanks for your comment on the photo.
SirAlexanderPhoto9 Aug 2019
Great shot & very informative!