#9 of 13 Most Popular Galleries of 2013: 3 little liligers cavort at Russian zoo

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In this Tuesday, June18, 2013 photo Zita, a liger, half-lioness, half-tiger, licks her one month old liliger cub in the Novosibirsk Zoo. The cub's father is a lion, Sam. (AP Photo /Ilnar Salakhiev)

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The zoo in Novosibirsk, Russia's third-largest city, is home to a unique animal — the liliger. That's a big cat breed where the father is a lion and the mother is a lion-tiger hybrid, called a liger. (AP)

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