Meet the four rarest big cats in the world Odlin, Yeti, Apolo and Sampson. These four brothers are the lion-tiger hybrids known as ligers. These lion-tiger hybrids are very rare with only about 1000 ligers all over the world.
Brothers Odlin, Yeti, Apolo and Sampson are considered to be the first white ligers born. Their parents are Ivory, a white lion, and Saraswati, a white tiger. White tigers and lions are also rare like ligers with about 300 white lions and 1200 white tigers in the world.
The four liger babies and their parents Ivory and Saraswati live at the T.I.G.E.R. Sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, one of the ligers of this sanctuary called Hercules is the biggest cat in the world.
Babies Odlin, Yeti, Apolo, and Sampson are gaining a pound of weight daily and Dr. Antle, the founder of the sanctuary was astonished by their growth. He said, “I skip a day seeing them and it looks like they’ve doubled in size. It’s like someone’s blowing them up with a tire pump.”
Ligers are sociable like lions and they love swimming like the tigers. They have their own distinctive personality traits. Apolo is the smallest among the four brothers and behaves mostly like a house cat. Yeti is the biggest and the most active out of the four and wants to be the center of attraction.
Dr. Antle believes that by the time the ligers are two years old, all four liger babies will be at least 10 feet tall and will weigh around 750 pounds. These four liger cubs are no doubt one of a kind.