What Makes Up the Name: lion + tiger
This is why the continents moved apart. Get these things away from each other, for chrissake. Their offspring are huge! Literally. Ligers are prone to a genetic phenomenon called gigantism. Are you crazy, lady? Don't encourage them!
Origin: Ligers have been around since the 19th Century according to Wikipedia. So maybe, maybe not.
See Also: beefalo, wallaroo, geep, cama