Hercules is a 900-pound-heavy, 6-feet-tall and 12-feet-long liger who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cat. Born from a lion father and tiger mother, Hercules grew into an impressive creature, able to run at speeds of up to 50 mph and eat 100 pounds of food in one sitting. Despite his gigantic size, Hercules is very tame and Dr. Bhagavan, one of the liger’s caretakers, says looking into his eyes is “like looking into God’s own eyes”. (Source)
Sorry to be a bother but ligers are extremly unhealthy felines and Hercules is bound to face serious arthritic problems due to his size and his genes which were never meant to mix. His handler “Doctor” Bhagavan has been known to not only mix the tiger and lion species to create a liger, but also inbreed captive tigers to create color morphs, both of which are big no-nos of conservation due to the major health problems which plague all white tigers due to their inbred nature and is not beneficial to true conservation work. The group Hercules is part of, T.I.G.E.R.S., is not a very reputable organization for tiger or lion conservation, please take time to read through this link for more info.
Please understand that ligers and white tigers are not healthy creatures, and shouldn’t be glorified like this, if you take the time to research the issues, you will realize the true problems that are connected with these big cats.
Browsing through tumblr blogs is a good place to start, and here are some particularly good blogs to read through: bigcatawareness, panthxra, bigcatkingdom, bigcatrescue, and many others!