Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apolo are rare huge cats. Newsweek They’re ligers—lion-tiger hybrids. Rare tigers. Most of the 1,000 left live in captivity. Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apolo are extremely rare. They’re the first white ligers born. The brothers’ parents are white lions and tigers. Only 1,200 white tigers and 300 white lions exist in the world. Newsweek Ivory, Saraswati, and their cubs live in South Carolina’s T.I.G.E.R. Sanctuary. This sanctuary has bred ligers.
One of their ligers, Hercules, is the world’s giant cat. Hercules weighs 922 pounds, yet he’s a darling who adores his handlers and nephews. Newsweek Soon, Hercules’ nephews will be as large as their uncle. Yeti, Odlin, Sampson, and Apolo gain a pound daily. Dr. Antle is amazed by the cubs’ growth. “I miss a day, and they double in size,” he told the Daily Mail. Like a tire pump.” Newsweek liger cubs swim like tigers and are social like lions. Their personalities are unique. Apollo is the smallest and most like a housecat. The animal loves being petted by his handlers. Yeti is the most raucous of the four and craves attention. Dr. Antle thinks he may grow bigger than his uncle Hercules. Dr. Antle predicts all four cats will be 10 feet tall and 750 pounds by age 2. It’s hard to picture these tiny animals so enormous. Newsweek Unique liger cubs. See the kitties in action in the video below.