Somehow (I blame having a day job), I've missed until today news of the birth of new liger cubs.
One reads Harper's Index to become depressed and Harper's Findings to laugh:
Three liger cubs were born in a Taiwanese zoo whose keepers had allowed an African lion and Bengal tiger to cohabitate. Previous attempts to separate the couple, said the zoo's owner, had made the lion "very angry."
Impeccable comic timing, as always. Apparently the zoo owner is subject to a stiff $1,500 fine for illegally cross-breeding the great cats.
That anything nefarious could happen in something called The World Snake King Education Farm in Tainan, Taiwan is absolutely shocking. I think they just did the only natural thing when faced with an angry, and no doubt horny, African lion.