There are serious ethical concerns related to people trying to forcefully mate different animal species. This is taking place with Ligers and Tigons. A tigon or tiglon is a hybrid cross between a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a female lion (Panthera leo). Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. The tigon is not currently as common as the converse hybrid, the liger; however, in the late 19th[year needed] and early 20th centuries, Gerald Iles wrote that he had been able to obtain three tigons, but he had never ... Start studying Chapter 24 and 25 Learning Catalytics. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Mar 27, 2012 · ligers vs. tigons. As made famous by the movie Napoleon Dynamite, the Liger is a hybridization of lion and a tiger. I, like many others, thought this was just a funny joke to go along with the farting unicorns he was drawing in the opening credits. When the great naturalist Joseph Kolreuter painstakingly and methodically cross-pollinated hundreds of plants in the 18th century, he could not have foreseen the 21st century version of hybrids: human-animal (HA) hybrids.