A Tigon (also called a Tiglon) is a hybrid cross between a male tiger and a female lion. Tigons can inherit spots from their mother and stripes from their father. However, it is not likely that a male Tigon will have a mane like a male lion. Rather, his mane will look similar to the ruff of a male tiger.
Many of these hybrids occur by accident, but places such as China are beginning to intentionally breed these two animals. There is also a zoo in India that successfully mated a female Tigon, Rudhrani, with a male Asiatic Lion, Debabrata. This very rare, second generation hybrid is called a Litigon. Rudhrani had seven Litigons in her lifetime, one of which grew to an incredible weight of 800 pounds. Similarly, a Titigon is the result from crossing a female Tigon with a male Tiger.
Unfortunately, like most hybrid cases, Tigons, Litigons, and Titigons suffer from many health issues, such as cancer. It is important to never intentionally breed these animals, as their life span is much shorter than that of a Tiger or Lion. They are still beauteous creatures, but do not deserve a life full of pain.