Liger

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The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress . Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tigon. It is the largest of all known extantfelines.

The liger is often believed to represent the largest known cat in the world. Males reach a total length of 3 to 3.5 m.

Ligers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions. Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitats of the parental species do not overlap in the wild. Historically, when the Asiatic Lionwas prolific, the territories of lions and tigers did overlap and there are legends of ligers existing in the wild.

Notably, ligers typically grow larger than either parent species.

Ligers have a tiger-like striped pattern that is very faint upon a lionesque tawny background. In addition they may inherit rosettes from the lion parent (lion cubs are rosetted and some adults retain faint markings). These markings may be black, dark brown or sandy.

The background colour may be correspondingly tawny, sandy or golden. In common with tigers, their underparts are pale. The actual pattern and colour depends on which subspecies the parents were and on how the genes interact in the offspring.
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Liger

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The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress . Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tigon. It is the largest of all known extantfelines.

The liger is often believed to represent the largest known cat in the world. Males reach a total length of 3 to 3.5 m.

Ligers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions. Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitats of the parental species do not overlap in the wild. Historically, when the Asiatic Lionwas prolific, the territories of lions and tigers did overlap and there are legends of ligers existing in the wild.

Notably, ligers typically grow larger than either parent species.

Ligers have a tiger-like striped pattern that is very faint upon a lionesque tawny background. In addition they may inherit rosettes from the lion parent (lion cubs are rosetted and some adults retain faint markings). These markings may be black, dark brown or sandy.

The background colour may be correspondingly tawny, sandy or golden. In common with tigers, their underparts are pale. The actual pattern and colour depends on which subspecies the parents were and on how the genes interact in the offspring.
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Liger

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The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress . Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tigon. It is the largest of all known extantfelines.

The liger is often believed to represent the largest known cat in the world. Males reach a total length of 3 to 3.5 m.

Ligers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions. Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitats of the parental species do not overlap in the wild. Historically, when the Asiatic Lionwas prolific, the territories of lions and tigers did overlap and there are legends of ligers existing in the wild.

Notably, ligers typically grow larger than either parent species.

Ligers have a tiger-like striped pattern that is very faint upon a lionesque tawny background. In addition they may inherit rosettes from the lion parent (lion cubs are rosetted and some adults retain faint markings). These markings may be black, dark brown or sandy.

The background colour may be correspondingly tawny, sandy or golden. In common with tigers, their underparts are pale. The actual pattern and colour depends on which subspecies the parents were and on how the genes interact in the offspring.
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ZWF Tour Details

Important, Need-To-Know Information About Our Tours

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Encounter our animal ambassadors for a once in a lifetime experience!


ZWF Tour Details

Important, Need-To-Know Information About Our Tours

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Encounter our animal ambassadors for a once in a lifetime experience!


ZWF Tour Details

Important, Need-To-Know Information About Our Tours
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Encounter our animal ambassadors for a once in a lifetime experience!

  • "MOST BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!!! I’m so happy I went to ZWF, my kids had the best time, also learned some cool info on the tour! Loved how gorgeous & healthy the animals are, very clean property! Overall amazing experience!!!"

    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

    -VISITED OCTOBER 2020
  • "MOST BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!!! I’m so happy I went to ZWF, my kids had the best time, also learned some cool info on the tour! Loved how gorgeous & healthy the animals are, very clean property! Overall amazing experience!!!"

    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

    -VISITED OCTOBER 2020