Pair of Baby Ligers Born at Jungle Island

By Brandon Launerts
|  Saturday, Mar 22, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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    Miami's Jungle Island welcomed the birth of two liger cubs earlier this week.

    A male and female were born. The cubs come from a female royal white Bengal tiger and an African white lion male.

    “Currently, our dedicated team of animal specialists are nursing them around the clock to ensure they receive proper sustenance and nutrients. The next few weeks are going to be crucial to their survival,” said Dr. Jason Chatfield, vice president of zoological operations.

    Once the cubs have been given a clean bill of health, they will be on display for the public to check them out. They have not been named yet.

    Male ligers reach an average 900 pounds and can reach up to 12 feet when standing on their hind legs.

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