A Liger's Tale

April 2005
Weekly Reader News - Senior;4/22/2005, Vol. 83 Issue 23, p7
Describes Hercules, a liger at Parrot Jungle Island in Miami, Florida. Weight and behavior of Hercules; Food habit of the liger; Reason behind the rarity of ligers.


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