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A liger is the offspring of a male lion and female tiger. Ligers are not found in the wild. Male ligers are sterile, and females have low fertility. This is evidence that


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A liger population may one day exist in the wild.
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B
Hybrids can be produced from any two species of the same genus.
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C
Lions and tigers are closely related different species.
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D
Lions and tigers are one species.
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The correct option is C Lions and tigers are closely related different species.
A group of organism that is capable of producing fertile offspring are called as species. Hybrid is produced by the mating of close related species or different species and thus, do not produce fertile offsprings or produce offsprings with reduced fertility. Thus, the correct answer is option C.

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