First in the United States-Liliger Cubs Born

The ‘Impossible becomes Possible’ due to the superb breeding program at GW Exotic Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

The Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of some very unusual cubs- Liligers!!! This birthing is extremely unusual and rare anywhere in the world, are the first ever to be born in the United States and at one time, this was considered impossible.

First Born Liliger 11-29

Carrying both the traits of the lion and the Liger, these cubs are exceptional with their soft mellow markings. They are in residence at the GW Zoo; born on November 29 and 30. All three cubs are doing fantastically well.

The parents are a male Lion -Simba and a female Liger known as Akara.

These three very beautiful female cubs will soon be available for viewing and definitely worth a visit to this very unique interactive educational zoo in the near future.

Liliger Cub-First born

Akara began giving birth to the cubs on the 29th of November with the first born at 6:18 am. The other two arrived the following day, on the 30th at 3:27 the last arriving at 4:06pm. Zoo veterinarian was present when the cubs were pulled for immediate examination.

3 liliger cubs

Photo opportunity is available to the press and will soon be proudly on display for the visiting public Christmas week. Call for information regarding seeing these outstanding new additions to The GW Exotic Zoo.

Liliger Cubs born 11-30


The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park is an Oklahoma Non Profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered animals.

The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Parkis located in Wynnewood, Oklahoma; right off of I-35, Exit 64. Open 7 days a week, Spring/Summer 9am-7pm and Winter 9am-5pm.

Take a two-hour adventure through the entire park, go behind the scenes and experience animals out of their habitats and interacting with you! You will interact with *baby tigers, *baby bears, wolves, Cleetus the camel, monkeys, alligators, and more during this awesome experience! The Adventure Tour is available at 12pm and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday year round.

GW Interactive 1

Please contact our office about group rates, group and senior discounts at 405-665-1003.
Cabin Rentals, RV Spaces and Tent Camping are available.

GW Interactive 2

GW Interactive 3



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The liliger is a hybrid cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a ligress (Panthera leo x Panthera tigris). The first hybrid was born at the Novosibirsk Zoo.


The first known hybrid, a female liliger named Kiara, was born at the Novosibrisk Zoo in Russia, in September 2012. Kiara was born to 8-year-old female tiger Zita and male African lion Samson. Male tigons and ligers are sterile, but female hybrids can produce cubs. On May 16, 2013 the same couple produced three more female liligers: Luna, Sandra, and Eva. First known Liliger to be born in the United States was born from a male Lion named Simba and a female Liger named Akara at 6:18am on November 29, 2013 at the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK. At approximately 3am on November 30, 2013, the Ligress gave birth to two more cubs. G.W. Zoo has announced there are now three female Liliger cubs which are the first known ever born in the United States.


Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned -B


~ by topcatsroar on December 1, 2013.

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