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Rare, adorable tigon cubs make debut in China

March 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A set of Tigon cubs in China are the offspring of a lioness named Mary and her tiger mate.

The cubs were born in December, but are just now making their public debut. Tigons are extremely rare and are the result of a female lion mating with a male tiger. A lyger is the product of a male lion mating with a female tiger.

A caretaker at the zoo says there are less than 10 known tigons currently in the world.