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A tigon (), tiglon (), or tion () (portmanteau of tiger and lion) is the hybrid offspring of a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a female lion (Panthera leo). They exhibit visible characteristics from both parents: they can have both spots from the mother (lions carry genes for spots – lion cubs are spotted and some adults retain faint markings) and stripes from the father. Any mane that a male tigon may have will appear shorter and less noticeable than a lion's mane and is closer in type to the ruff of a male tiger. Tigons do not exceed the size of their parent species because they inherit growth-inhibitory genes from both parents, but they do not exhibit any kind of dwarfism or miniaturization; they often weigh around 180 kilograms (400 lb), compared to ligers which often weigh from 320 kilograms (710 lb) to 550 kilograms (1,210 lb) It is distinct from the liger, which is a hybrid of a male lion and a female tiger.

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