This time a male lion and female tiger are used to create one of the most popular hybrids. A liger is by far the largest of all big cats. They resemble a tiger mostly, with lighter stripes marking an otherwise lion coloring.
In contrast, this mix of pumas and leopards tend to exhibit dwarfism. Although originally considered not closely enough related to produce offspring, the history of the pumapard dates back to the early 1900s. A pumpard often retains soft leopard spots on a puma coloured background.
A male leopard mixed with a lioness: the result is a lion's head on a leopard's body. The leopon is often bred in zoos but not many reach maturity and are also found to be sterile.
Similar to ligers, tiglons are formed from a male tiger and female lion. They are able to grow manes as well as stripes though are mostly smaller than ligers.
Zebra/equine crossbreeds are not quite a rare as they sound, even appearing in Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species." Lots of variations have occurred with horses, donkeys, and even a Shetland pony! Zorses are currently most used in Africa for trekking on Mount Kenya. The hybrids often appear with the stripes of the male Zebra whilst retaining the shape of the female.