The world's first liliger cub, a cross between a lion and a liger, has been born

  • 18 September 2012
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Meet the world's first Liliger!

A new kind of animal, called a Liliger, has been born in Russia.

Her dad is an African lion but her mum is a liger - a cross between a lion and a tiger, making her the world's first known "liliger."

The baby big cat has been named Kiara and was born in a zoo.

Zoo worker Rostislav Shilo said: "I think she has more tiger traits than lion traits."

To make things even more confusing, Kiara is being raised by an ordinary domestic cat because her mother couldn't provide enough milk to feed her hungry cub.

Kiara is fed milk every three hours by her keepers and receives motherly love from the domestic cat.