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Tigon

A tigon is the zoo bred hybrid of a male tiger and a female lion. They are not as common as the reverse (a male lion and a female tiger will create offspring called a liger). They are not believed to occur naturally in the wild, as the lion and tiger have very different behaviors and habitats. They can exhibit features of both parents, and can have both spots from the mother and stripes from the father. A male tigon may have a mane, but it will be much shorter and less noticeable than a lion's mane. Tigons are smaller than lions and tigers due to the fact that it inherits growth-inhibitory genes from both parents, and are often around 150 kilograms.