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Ligers? Hybrid Cats Are Popular, Controversial Pet

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Lions and tigers and... liligers, oh my! It's the latest pricey designer accessory. . . a cat. But not your ordinary furball. A franken-cat, to be precise. Cross breeds often bringing together "nice kitty" with "big, wild kitty". For the pet owner who has everything, these custom-designed felines can be very cute when they're young. But now some states are scrambling to ban a booming business that's spreading from zoos to homes. Some look cute and cuddly at first, but these feline fusions can turn massive. Daring pet owners may be pushing their luck.

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