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Majestic black lion images have been circulating on internet recently, stunning many animal lovers. But it is manipulating our minds via the power of Photoshop. See for yourself the original images of the lion & the photo shopped one.

Here is another black lion except this one is REAL — and really coated in black mud. "Amazing black lion in Africa." The photographer explained, "They were feeding in a dry dam and got them selves covered in black mud. The one thing that stood out was their golden eyes.

Yet there are some real lions and hybrid combinations that seem like they might not be real such as Ligers, Tigons, Jaglion, Leopons, Lil-ligers. . . . even though these lions do exist in real
Let me take you through an interesting Journey of these real Lion Hybrids.

Ligers are extremely social animals. They are happy and content living with both lions and tigers. Contrary to popular belief, ligers are not a 'man-made' creation. They are the result of a male lion and a female tiger that have been raised together and decide they like each other enough to breed." Like lions and tigers in captivity, ligers "live into their late teens and early twenties." Another myth is that ligers are unhealthy, but "ligers have Hybrid Vigor. They are bigger, stronger and tend to be healthier than both parents. Wikipedia states, "Ligers have a tiger-like striping pattern that is very faint and a lion-like tawny background. White tigers have been crossed with lions to produce 'white' (actually pale golden) ligers. In theory, white tigers could be crossed with white lions to produce white, very pale or even stripeless ligers. But there are no black ligers.
Next are Tiglons, "At the Alipore Zoo in India, a female tiglon was successfully mated to an Asiatic Lion. The rare, second generation hybrid was called a litigon. A fully grown Litigons weighs at least 363 kilograms (800 lb), at 1.32 meters height, and 3.5 metres in total length. Reports also exist of the similar titigon, resulting from the cross between a female tiglon and a male tiger. Titigons resemble golden tigers but with less contrast in their markings.

This is a Leopon. Leopons are hybrids "resulting from the crossing of a male leopard with a lioness. The head of the animal is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the body carries similarities to leopards. These hybrids are produced in captivity and are unlikely to occur in the wild.

This is a jaglion. As the hybrid name infers, a jaglion is a a jaguar/lion cross. "The black jaglion is a female, she was born at the Bear Creek Sanctuary in Ontario, Canada. The mutation is known as melanistic." Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the only (known) living Jaglions:

Liligers.....Russian zoo released photos of first "liliger" named Kiara. Wikipedia wrote, "The liliger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a ligress. The first hybrid, a female liliger named Kiara, was born at a Zoo in Russia, in September 2012

Well that completes an exciting edition of very less known Lions & their Hybrids. I am sure after seeing this you wont get exclaimed seeing a Black Lion.
Thanks for watching & do let know your fellow animal lovers by sharing this interesting information.

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