Hercules is a 900-pound-heavy, 6-feet-tall and 12-feet-long liger who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cat. Born from a lion father and tiger mother, Hercules grew into an impressive creature, able to run at speeds of up to 50 mph and eat 100 pounds of food in one sitting. Despite his gigantic size, Hercules is very tame and Dr. Bhagavan, one of the liger’s caretakers, says looking into his eyes is “like looking into God’s own eyes”. (Source)
Please don’t support this man or his so-called “sanctuary”. Breeding animals like this (hybrids) that serve no conservation purpose is damaging and the unprotected contact they have with a dangerous animal even more so, because it trains people to think that with a bottle of milk even the most dangerous animals can be tamed.
Hercules is also terribly, terribly overweight and he suffers from arthritis. If you look at videos with him in it, you can see him struggling for breath and each step. So, yeah.