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Oklahoma Zoo Welcomes First-Ever Litter Of Male Liligers

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with news that would shake Napoleon Dynamite to his core. For the first time, four male liligers were born in one litter. A liliger is a hybrid from a male lion and a female liger. And a liger? Well, ask Napoleon.

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JON HEDER: (As Napoleon Dynamite) It's, like, a lion and a tiger mixed, bred for its skills in magic.

MARTIN: While not exactly magic, liligers are bred to better survive the effects of climate change. They're pretty much my favorite animal. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.