I bought the coolest bodysuit the other day. And guess what - it was $10! Best score. Unfortunately the leopard's face gets completely hidden if paired with high waisted skirts & shorts (and let's face it, I'm never going to wear low-waisted anything), so I'm really only going to be able to wear it on and around the beach. But hey! That's where I am today, in fact, so it's all good! And as if you wouldn't buy a leopard photo-print bodysuit for $10, no matter how impractical - it's too awesome.
So this little guy here is a leopon.
Leopards (the breed of the big cat on my bodysuit) are able to be cross-bred with many different big cats, resulting in some pretty funny sounding animals, including:
Leopons or lipards (depending on the gender of the parents) is a cross-breed with a lion;A jagupard or leguar is a cross-breed with a jaguar;
And a pumapard, which results from a cross between a leopard and a puma. Pumapards are interesting - the cross means that they inherent a form of dwarfism and never grow very large, so they end up looking like oversized house cats.
Unfortunately it's very rare that a cross-bred cat is healthy, and they also have problems breeding themselves - many are sterile, although ligers and ligoons (cross tiger/lion) have been known to produce fertile offspring.
And that has been your daily Pineneedle science dose. You can read more about leopons here (pretty interesting if you're into animals or genetics).