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Rare ligers debut at private zoo in Taiwan

August 16, 2010 12:30:24 AM PDT
Rare ligers, the offspring of a lion and a tiger, made their debut at a private zoo in Taiwan on Monday morning.The nervous parents, daddy lion and mother tiger, were in a cage nearby.

As cute as the cubs are, animal rights groups have criticized the private zoo for illegally crossbreeding two different species of protected animals.

The zoo now faces a $50,000 fine.