Guinness World Records announced the latest edition of its book includes a 922-pound South Carolina liger dubbed the world's largest living feline.

With a name like Hercules, you know he's got to be big.

But at 922 pounds, big is an understatement for the world's largest living cat, according to the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records.

Hercules is a liger -- the hybrid offspring of a male lion and a tigress -- who lives at the Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve in South Carolina. He is 131 inches long, and measures 49 inches tall at the shoulder.

Ligers, which do not exist in the wild, can grow to twice the size of their parents and weigh about a hundred times more than the average house cat.

The safari, also known as TIGERS –- The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species –- where tours are given by reservation, is owned by Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who also founded the Rare Species Fund in 1982, to help endangered wildlife around the world such as elephants, rhinos, orangutans and other big cats.


Responses to "Hercules, 922-Pound Liger, Is The World's Largest Living Cat (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I enjoyed this video very much because it was very informative about things/ animals I've been very curious about & I love all kinds of animals especially exotic ones. Now all I do is hope that I'll be able to meet Hercules before I loose my eye sight completely & I'm glad that there are very unique animals I find them so fascinating.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I never heard of a liger but he is fascinating to look at and watch I also love that u put other animals on the video as well. I am a animal lover too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    this would never happen in nature ! so sad ! these species would not exist without human intervention !!! Lions and Tigers belong in the wild ! People need to quit using animals for their own profit/amusement !!!

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