Excited screaming: It's the first American liliger!

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  • A liliger is three quarters lion and a quarter tiger
  • Three cubs will be shown at an Oklahoma zoo in 2014
Excited screaming: It's the first American liliger!
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From ligers to wholphins, strange crossbreeds of animals are always a topic of interest, and the brand new liliger is no exception. These little guys are now residing happily at the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park and will appear in an exhibit in 2014.

The liligers are a cross between a liger mother named Akaria and a lion father named Simba. Joe Exotic, the entertainment director at the zoo, has plans to exhibit the cubs in January when they are old enough. For now, the cubs are living comfortably at his home.

Ligers have long been believed to be sterile, but recently that has proven not to be the case. A liliger was born in Russia in 2012, thought to be the first in the world. 

Exotic tells HLN that the zoo is accepting donations to sponsor the ligers and recover from a winter storm, so if you'd like to support these fluffy beings, that's a good way to start.

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