What do you get when you cross a lion with a tiger?
It’s not the set up to a joke. It’s reality!! Tigers and lions are breeding in relatively large numbers at a zoo in Oklahoma owned by a unique individual named Joe Exotic. The answer, by the way, is a liger. Ligers are also breeding with tigers and producing a new even rarer creature called ti-liger.
It’s part of a plan to re-create a sabre-tooth tiger at Joe’s zoo. I’d go into more detail but a) I don’t want to bore you and b) I don’t want to preempt the show I have coming up on Sunday night (Oct 30).
Entitled “America’s Most Dangerous Pets”, it’s a romp through the strange world of exotic animals and the Americans who keep them.
I was promoting it on Day Break this morning. You can see that here (probably only for a limited time): http://www.itv.com/daybreak/entertainment/tv/louix-theroux/
I also wrote a short article about my experiences: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15475636
Hope you enjoy the programme!