The first four babies were born from a white lion and a white tiger, making “Ligers” (a combination of lion and tiger) a first in the animal world. Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apollo, the first four white ligers, appear to be kittens, but when they grow older, they will become the world’s largest cats. White lions and tigers are extremely rare, with just 300 and 1200 in the world, respectively.
Parents The T.I.G.E.R. Sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is home to Ivory and Saraswati, as well as their cubs. Ligers have previously been successfully produced at this refuge. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Hercules, one of their ligers, is the world’s largest cat. Despite his height, Hercules is a sweetie who enjoys playing with his handlers and new nephews.
Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apolo are all gaining a pound per day. The T.I.G.E.R Sanctuary’s founder, Dr. Antle, is awestruck by the cubs’ progress.
“I go a day without seeing them, and they appear to have doubled in size.” It’s as though they’re being pumped up with a tire pump.” Dr. Bhagavan Antle, the cubs’ “creator,” said as much.
Yeti is the loudest of the four, and he craves to be the center of attention at all times. He’s also the largest of the four cats, according to Dr. Antle, possibly even bigger than his uncle Hercules.
Dr. Antle estimates that by the time they’re two years old, all four cats will be at least 10 feet tall and weigh around 750 pounds. It’s difficult to envision these small creatures growing to be so large. These four liger cubs are really unique. Take a look at the video below: