A rare tiger and lioness cross-breed cub was shown to the public at Russia’s Korona circus in Podolsk, Moscow region on Monday. The so-called ‘tigon’ was born last Thursday, to parents Sofa, a lioness, and Sultan, a tiger.
According to the tamer and director of the circus, Oleg Plakhteyev, the cub is a result of an “outstanding occasion when a lioness lives with a tiger and they feel love for each other. They hug each other, sleep together, ‘kiss’ each other.”
Currently the little cub, whose gender is yet to be determined, is doing well and is being taken care of by its mother, the lioness.