King Richard’s Faire: Hercules!

The last tiger they brought out wasn’t actually a tiger but a liger. “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. Ligers have been known to be fat and unhealthy cats, but Hercules is an exceptional specimen that got the best from both feline races.”

He was pretty impressive and a bit lethargic. In the first shot they wanted him to stretch out so we could see his full length. He took his sweet time meandering over to the ladder and then taking one step up, waiting for a few minutes and then taking another step. I guess he wasn’t very hungry for that hunk of meat. Of course no one was going to rush him because…well, he’s 900 pounds!!


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  1. Gorgeous kitty!

  2. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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