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Children celebrate holiday season with a pair of liger cubs

by Danika Fears /  / Updated 
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One-month-old liger cubs were introduced to the public on Dec. 13. A liger is a cross between a male lion and tigress. Today

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An adorable pair of liger cubs made their public debut at Jungle Island in Miami, Fl. on Dec. 13, during a holiday celebration for young men involved in a program for at-risk youth.

A liger is just what it sounds like: a cross between a male lion and tigress. These cream-colored cubs, named Yeti and Oden, were born one month ago to first-time parents Ivory, a male African white lion, and Saraswati, a snow white Bengal tiger.

Ivory and Saraswati are Jungle Island's wildlife ambassadors in residence. 

Their cubs are “happy and healthy,” according to a Jungle Island spokesperson. 

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The young men were visiting Jungle Island as part of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a local mentoring program. Today
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One of the boys holds a liger.Today
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The children pose with the ligers and Santa.Today


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