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The World's Largest Living Cat

With a name like Hercules, you know he's got to be great.

But at 922 pounds, big is an understatement for the largest living cat in the world, according to 2014 Guinness Book of World Records.

Hercules is a LIGER - hybrid offspring of a male lion and a tigress - living in Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve in South Carolina. He is 131 inches long, and has a size of 49 inches tall at the shoulder.

Ligers, which does not exist in the wild, can grow to twice the size of their parents and weigh about a hundred times more than the average house cat.

Safari, also known as Tiger - The Institute of Rare and Endangered Species highly - where tours are given reservation, owned by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle, who also established the Rare Species Fund in 1982, to help endangered wildlife around the world such as elephants, rhinos, orangutans and other big cats.


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