Ligers are a hybrid of a lion and a tiger, bred for their skills in magic. They’re actually only called a liger if the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger; if the father is a tiger and the mother is a lion, they’re called a tigon. Tigons and ligers, strangely, are genetically distinct from each other. Ligers are more common because they’re easier to breed: They’re also potentially the largest cats in the world! A liger can grow up to 12 feet tall (if stood on it’s hind legs) and weigh up to 1,000 lb! However, they’re often infertile (especially males) and could never exist as a natural sub-species, much like mules who have to be bred from a horse and a donkey for each generation. They sure are pretty little anomalies, though!