World's Biggest Tiger "LIGAR"

The liger is the largest big cat in the world. Imprinted genes may be a factor contributing to huge liger size. These are genes that may or may not be expressed on the parent they are inherited from, and that occasionally play a role in issues of hybrid growth. For example, in some dog breed crosses, genes that are expressed only when maternally-inherited cause the young to grow larger than is typical for either parent breed. This growth is not seen in the paternal breeds, as such genes are normally "counteracted" by genes inherited from the female of the appropriate breed.

In 1935, four ligers from two litters were reared in the Zoological Gardens of Bloemfontein, South Africa. Three of them, a male and two females, were still living in 1953. The male weighed 340 kg (750 lb) and stood a foot and a half (45 cm) taller than a full grown male lion at the shoulder.

Although ligers are more commonly found than tiglons today, in At Home In The Zoo (1961), Gerald Iles wrote "For the record I must say that I have never seen a liger, a hybrid obtained by crossing a lion with a tigress. They seem to be even rarer than tigons."

It is erroneously believed that ligers continue to grow throughout their lives due to hormonal issues. It may be that they simply grow far more during their growing years and take longer to reach their full adult size. Further growth in shoulder height and body length is not seen in Ligers over 6 years old, same as both lions and tigers. Male ligers also have the same levels of testosterone on average as an adult male lion, yet are azoospermic in accordance with Haldane's rule. In addition, female ligers may also attain great size, weighing approximately 320 kg (705 lb) and reaching 3.05 m (10 ft) long on average, and are often fertile. In contrast, pumapards (hybrids between pumas and leopards) tend to exhibit dwarfism.

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Dog saying "I LOVE YOU" in a live TV Show: Unbelievable

Whether you're a dog owner, work with dogs, or just enjoy spending time with them, the experience will help you understand dogs (and other animals) better, as how they think, move, and why they behave the way they do.

Even the tiniest gesture means something when it comes to dogs, and by paying closer attention to your own reactions and gestures, you can improve your communication and relationship with the dogs in your life. Have a look at this wonderful video and see how animals can be taught the language of love.

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Cream Puff, World's Oldest Cat

Creme Puff (August 3, 1967 – August 6, 2005), who died at age 38 years and 3 days, was the oldest cat ever recorded, according to the 2007 edition of Guinness World Records. Creme Puff lived with her owner, Jake Perry, in Austin, Texas, United States. There have been unproven reports of cats living into their 40s.

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World's Oldest Living Cat

Agnes Sligh said about Cats and Dogs that "Their lives are too short. Their only fault, really".
Generally cats live between 9 to 15 years in proper care and attention. But according to Guinness Book of World Records, a Burmese Cat called Kataleena Lady, aged 32 years, is the oldest living cat in the world.

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Tu'i Malila : World Oldest Animal : 188 Years

Tu'i Malila (1777–May 19, 1965) was a tortoise given to the royal family of Tonga by Captain James Cook. It was a radiated tortoise from Madagascar and is the longest-lived tortoise according to authenticated records. Verification of the age of another tortoise, Adwaita, is still pending; that animal was said to have been born around 1750 and died in 2006 at the possible age of 256.

The name means King Malila in the Tongan language. Tu'i Malila was born around 1777 and then given by Captain Cook to the Tongan royal family upon his visit to Tonga. Tu'i Malila remained in their care until death on 19 May, 1965 due to natural causes. The tortoise was estimated to be 188 years old at this time. During Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Tour of Tonga in 1953, Tu'i Malila was one of the first animals shown to the monarch on her official visit to the island nation.

In the Tongan National Center on the island of Tongatapu, there is a preserved radiated tortoise labeled Tu'i Malila. Little other information is given in English, but the Center staff attest to the fact that this is indeed the body of the famous tortoise.

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