But strength I do not know. Tigers have been noticed as better fighters because they are more swift, agile, fierce, and have better eye-coordination. [3][14] The most common reported circumstance of their meeting is in captivity,[15] either deliberately[9][16] or accidentally. They are active at dawn and dusk. 80% of experts agree that the tiger is the dominate cat. Large animals such as deer, buffalo and wild pigs, but they will also hunt fish, monkeys, birds, reptiles and sometimes even baby elephants. If you read this far, you should follow us: "Lion vs Tiger." Will strictly eat only meat hunted by self. These hybrids were thought to be sterile but there have been known instances of them producing offspring. Sehka, a three-year-old Bengal tigress in Beatty's circus "died of wounds suffered when she was attacked by Memphis, a lion in the act". There are many behavioral differences. Lions like to live in open woodlands and thick bush, scrub, and tall grassy areas. If a pride is taken over by a new male who has defeated the top resident male, he will most likely kill any existing cubs that are under 2 years old. they used to roam and survive on their self. Reaching up to 250 kg (550 lb), lions are the second-largest in the cat family (the tiger is the largest). "[130], In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Narada told Srinjaya that tigers were fiercer and more ruthless than lions. [6][18], More specifically, however, the Asiatic lion has similarities and differences with both its African relative and the tiger. Their brain is 25% larger than a lion . "[134], The lion and tiger rival each other in Iranian literature. [25], Currently, India is the only country confirmed to have both wild lions and tigers, specifically Asiatic lions and Bengal tigers. Trainer Bert Nelson, who witnessed a struggle between lions and tigers, said that a tiger would surrender 'sooner' than a lion. 11 - 60 lbs also 57 for large males The number of lions in the pride may vary. 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Occasionally, tigers kill leopards, bears and other tigers.They also hunt Gaur and Indian Rhinos. Within the Bengal tiger scientists found a most disturbing ferocity. Historically, a comparison of the tiger (Panthera tigris) versus the lion (Panthera leo)[3][4] has been a popular topic of discussion by hunters,[5][6] naturalists,[7] artists, and poets, and continues to inspire the popular imagination. Adult tigers are 2.3 to 4.0 ft tall at shoulder height. They also controls their pride and have a social structure.. [4][27][28] Though they do not share the same territory, they did in the past,[12][29][20][30] and there is a project mentioned below that could lead to their meeting in the wild. They will stay with their mother for up to two years b… Much greater fighters , atleast 2 to 3 lions are needed to take down even one deer as compared to one tiger taking on a huge water buffalo . Apart from those exceptional large individuals, male Siberian tigers usually have a head and body length of 200–280 cm and an average weight of 227 kg. Tiger: Tigers range from India to Siberia and South East Asia. As with lions, male tigers may kill a female's cubs if the cubs are the offspring of another male. 670 x 50= 33500 (Amur subspecies) But on average, they hit equally hard. Alex Kerr, an animal trainer who has worked with both lions and tigers, stated in his book that tigers will nearly always win in a fight with a lion and will prove the stronger fighter. The pattern formed by this top row of whiskers differs in every lion and remains the same throughout its lifetime. Lions are opportunistic and will readily scavenge the kills of cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas. [14], The term "tiger economy" has been applied to Asian countries that have undergone rapid economic growth, and the term "lion economy" to their African counterparts. lions used to byte on the throat of their pray, they have plans and strategy for hunting. [21] However, the structures of the prides of African and Asiatic lions vary,[22] with male Asiatic lions usually associating with females during times of mating,[23][24] similar to tigers,[4][20] and whereas Asiatic lionesses and tigresses may practice promiscuity in order to defend their cubs, African lionesses are believed not to do it for that purpose. canines. In 1952, Juno the male lion reportedly killed 13 tigers and five lions. Lion coloration varies from light buff to yellowish, reddish or dark ochraceous brown. Avg. [133] This is in contrast with other literature from ancient India, which prefers the lion to the tiger. [135] For example, Humphreys and Kahrom, in their 1999 book Lion and Gazelle: The Mammals and Birds of Iran, treated them as the "two greatest and most beautiful" of Iranian carnivores, albeit being extinct there. In 1933, Beatty said that 16 tigers were killed because lions fight in gangs and tigers fight alone. Ward's paintings, which portrayed lion victories in accordance with the lion's symbolic value in Great Britain, have been described as less realistic than Stubbs. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. They hunt and sometimes raise their young cooperatively. In Beatty's book, he talked about a case where "Sleika", a female tiger, was severely injured in a fight with Detroit the lion, had a broken back and died two days later. A lion's mane can offer it protection from bites to the neck. But if the lion refuses to leave the tiger alone, than the tiger is probably going to end up victorious. They are both among the five big cats (the other three being the jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard) and are apex predators — i.e., they have no predators of their own and reside at the top of their food chain. 3.2 in. Occasionally, tigers kill leopards, bears and other tigers. 550 x 50= 27500 But on average, they hit equally hard. According to him, there was evidence that tigers inhabited the Indian Subcontinent before lions. An Indian prince organised a filmed fight in a deep pit in the compound of his palace. "[48] At the same, the American biologist Craig Packer and his students at the University of Minnesota considered that a group of lions (two to three males) would have a clear advantage over a tiger and a pack or lionesses (two to four females) would have a similar advantage over a tigress, despite the general advantage of the latter in weight or height.