Wikijunior:Big Cats/Tigards< Wikijunior:Big Cats
The tigard is a rare feline species that comes from a male tiger and a female leopard. When people tried to cross the tiger and the female leopard the cubs that were born died.
There have only been two attempts for crossing this two species:
In the year 1900 Carl Hagenbeck crossed this two species but he failed and the cubs died when they were born, the cubs had many rosettes, some spots and a few stripes. In the year 1951 the book 'Mammalian Hybrids' reported that a male tiger and two female leopards from India had cubs but the cubs were born premature and they had the size of a small mouse or a walnut.