Posts Tagged ‘Panthera hybrid’

I don’t know if this is a leopard/lion hybrid or a cross between a lion and a leopard/jaguar hybrid (some of which are fertile.)

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The spotted one is a jaguar/leopard hybrid. My understanding is that Haldane’s Rule applies to this hybrid, and the males are sterile.


I had not seen this actual hybrid before. However, I had seen what happens when a female jagulep is bred to male lion.

I have not looked at the evolution of these Panthera species, but I thought that lions and leopards were more closely related to each other than to jaguars.

I could be wrong, of course, because this blog’s name isn’t “Big Cat Man.” I am just not up to date on the genetics of these animals.

Also see  the Congolese spotted lion.

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