It looks like two new animals are leaving quite the paw print on officials at a private zoo in Taiwan. According to the Montreal Gazette
, two baby ligers, which are hybrids between lions and tigresses, are resting comfortably after making their entrance into the world this week.
Although three were originally born, one poor animal passed away immediately. However, Huang Kuo-nan, the owner of the World Snake King Education Farm, admitted he was a bit surprised to find out the cubs were conceived at all.
"The pregnancy of the tigress caught me totally unprepared," Huang told the news outlet. "The lion and the tigress have been kept in the same cage since they were cubs more than six years ago, and nothing happened."
The birth of the baby ligers isn't the only newsworthy event concerning hybrids this past month. In fact, just last month a zedonk - a cross between a zebra and a donkey - was born at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, Georgia.