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The first attempt at breeding a litigon was successful; a female cub was born at the Alipore Zoo in Calcutta, India in 1971 to a female tigon named Rudrani and an Asiatic lion named Debabrata. Rudhrani went on to produce seven litigons, some of which reached impressive sizes: a litigon named Cubanacan (died 1991) was estimated to weigh least 362 kilograms (798 lb), stood 1.32 metres (4 ft 4 in) at the shoulder, and was 3.5 metres (11 ft) in total length.
- Singh, Atiya (25 April 1985). "Okapis and litigons in London and Calcutta". New Scientist (1453): 7.