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Do ligers and tigons exist in the wild?

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liger, tigon, interbreeding, cross-breed, nature, asiatic, gujarat, wildUnfortunately, it’s vey unlikely. Tigers and lion don’t share the same habitat anywhere in the wild, so they don’t have the opportunity to interbreed any more.

The only place it could have happened is India but the Asiatic lion is now confined to one small population in the state of Gujarat and tigers have been extinct there since at least 2001.

Even if they were to meet, tigers and lion have very different social structures and mating behaviours.

Hybrid mating does occasionally occur in the wild, but the offspring are less fertile than the parents, so natural selection favours animals that stick to their own species.