National Geographic Russia: The Liger

The cover story of the October issue of National Geographic Russia magazine features the largest member of the cat family — a cross between two other cats. The article is titled, “The Liger: Size Matters.” Zita, a liger kitten, is the result of a love affair between a lion and a tigress.

Also in the latest issue of National Geographic Russia:

The mummified remains of complete primeval bison — a real rarity — and Russian scientists obtained the best of them.

The Altai Mountains and their most valuable plants: Siberian columbine and maral root, raspberry bergenia, Turk’s cap lily, round-leafed birch, Salicaceae bushes and many others. Expand your horizons in this field.

For centuries, the descendents of the warlike Tuareg tribe controlled the rich caravans of gold traders in North Africa. Today their goal is to force the Nigerian government to share part of its income from the trade in uranium mined from their lands.

Teenagers can be the source of a great deal of unpleasantness. However, from an evolutionary perspective, their most difficult quality is actually the key to their success in their future adult lives.

An anthropological sensation: a new type of hominid has been found that combines features of Australopithecus and Homo Sapiens.

The issue was released for sale on Sept. 27.