‘Ligers’ Once Used At A Roadside Zoo Finally Rescued

Zabu, a white female Siberian/Bengal hybrid, and Cameron, a male lion, were born in 2000 at a circus and roadside zoo in New England. The zoo has now since closed.

Neither of the beautiful animals were spayed or neutered, resulting in the genetically mutated cross-breed of a liger. Ligers, fall victim to a plethora of birth defects, but their owners didn’t care, they just wanted to breed them to make money.

White tigers are deeply inbred and have genetic flaws. Zabu has a shortened upper lip, leaving her teeth exposed and unprotected.

The two were rescued in 2004 and relocated to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. BCR staff kept them together since they were already bonded and built a large natural enclosure for them to live in together.

Both animals were neutered and spayed to prevent the breeding of ligers. After Cameron was neutered, he lost his beautiful mane, but it was a sall price to pay so the two could remain together.

The two of them are still enjoying their life together in sunny Florida. Cameron has mellowed out and is more comfortable in the hot sun without his big mane.

They love playing with toys, rolling around in the grass, and snuggling up to each other.

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