Sunday, June 27, 2004
lions and tigers = ligers, oh my!
Last night we saw Napolean Dynamite. This film is hillarious and I highly recommend it. One of my favorite moments is when Deb comes over to Napolean as he is drawing his favorite animal - a "liger". What's a liger she asks.... Napolean answers, "It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed, but for its skills and magic."
Well, I liked the idea of a liger too -- as a conceptual animal. It turns out, however, that they are REAL. Crazy people are doing crazy cross-breeding, and we now have living Ligers (or Tigons as they are alternatively called), but without skills and magic. I don't know how I feel about this, it seems sort of like playing with the hand of God...
Visit this site to see a list (and pictures) of all the hybrid animals known to exist.
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