Ligers exist. The offspring of a male lion and a female tiger, they are extremely rare and are usually rejected by the mother.
I never really thought about Napoleon’s favourite animal beyond that it had to be made-up.Until I saw this news piece about 2 Ligers born in China and now being mothered by a dog!
That poor dog. I can’t imagine Ligers are very comfortable to suckle.
A Liger called Hercules is even in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest living cat. He’s been on Good Morning America.
And in case anyone was interested, Tiglons also exist.