LION VS TIGER – Who is the real king?

LION VS TIGER – Who is the real king?


LION VS TIGER This is probably the most legendary fight in the animal kingdom! Who is the real king? This ultimate cat fight has happened more times than you might expect. The Romans pitted African lions against Asian tigers in the Colosseum, to the rip-roaring pleasure of the Plebeians. A few fights were also staged in the early decades of the 20th century, and on several modern occasions, accidental cross-species encounters at zoos have quickly developed into gruesome scenes. Lions are imposing cats that exhibit unrivaled teamwork among felines. These magnificent predators are world renowned, and for good reason! The lion is called the King of the Jungle and its majestic mane gives it a regal look. Throughout history, the African lion has represented courage and strength. Tigers are the largest and most powerful felines in the world and as such, many cultures consider the tiger to be a symbol of strength, courage and dignity. They are also among the most recognizable of cats due to their distinct orange coat, black stripes, and white markings. Size and Description The lion is the only cat exhibiting sexual dimorphism, which means that male and females lions look different from each other. Males are larger than females. A lion’s body ranges in length from 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 metres), with a 26 to 40 inch tail (0,6 -1 meters). Weight runs between 250 to 450 pounds (120 – 200 kilograms). Adult lions range in color from buff to gray to various shades of brown. Both males and females are powerful, muscular cats with rounded heads and ears. Only adult male lions display a brown, rust, or black mane, which extends down the neck and chest. Only males have dark tail tufts, which conceal tail bone spurs in some specimens. Tigers vary in color, size, and markings according to their subspecies. Bengal tigers, which inhabit the forests of India, have the quintessential tiger appearance, with a dark orange coat, black stripes, and a white underbelly. An average male Bengal tigers weigh around 490 pounds (220kg). The Bengal tiger has a body length of 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 metres) and a tail length of 3 feet (1 meter). Siberian tigers, the largest of all the tiger subspecies, are lighter in color and have a thicker coat that enables them to brave the harsh, cold temperatures of the Russian taiga. Males can grow up to more 10.5 feet (3.3 m) from head to tail and weigh up to 660 pounds (300 kilograms). Range and Habitat Lions prefer grassland and savannah habitats in close proximity to water sources, such as rivers. They also prefer hunting in open areas, rather than densely packed forest. Lions are absent from all rainforest habitats in their range. African lions have a number of subspecies separated by large, lion-less expanses. Historically, lions could be found across the vast majority of Africa, but their current range has been restricted to a smattering of locations in Central and Southern Africa. Outside of Africa, lions used to be found from Greece all the way to India. Humans slowly decimated these populations over the centuries. Currently, only a small population of the Asiatic lion subspecies can be found in the Gir Forest National Park in Western India. Tigers historically occupied a range that stretched from the eastern part of Turkey to the Tibetan plateau, Manchuria and the Sea of Okhotsk. Today, tigers occupy only about seven percent of their former range. More than half of the remaining wild tigers live in the forests of India. Smaller populations remain in China, Russia, and parts of Southeast Asia. Tigers inhabit a wide range of habitats such as lowland evergreen forests, taiga, grasslands, tropical forests, and mangrove swamps. They generally require habitat with covers such as forests or grasslands, water resources, and enough territory to support their prey. Diet Lions are hypercarnivores, which means their diet consists of more that 70% meat. African lions prefer to hunt large ungulates, including zebra, African buffalo, gemsbok, giraffe, and wildebeest. They avoid very large and very small prey, but will take domestic livestock. A single lion can take down prey twice its size. In prides, lionesses hunt cooperatively, stalking from more than one direction to capture fleeing animals. Lions kill either by strangling their prey or by enclosing its mouth and nostrils to suffocate it. Tigers hunt using ambush, and will quietly stalk their prey to get close enough to capture it. Successful hunting requires skill and precision. Tigers prefer medium and large prey items, especially ungulates, or hoofed mammals. They normally hunt animals that are 200 lbs. or more. Behavior Lions sleep for 16 to 20 hours a day. They most often hunt at dawn or dusk, but can adapt to their prey to change their schedule. They communicate using vocalizations, head rubbing, licking, facial expressions, chemical marking, and visual marking. Lions are known for their fierce roar, but may also growl, meow, snarl, and purr. Adult tigers are solitary creatures, and rarely interact with other tigers. They maintain territories, but will travel outside of these territories regularly. The territories of females will commonly overlap with males, but the territories of two males will not. Tigers swim frequently, and will bathe in ponds, lakes, rivers, or streams. They also use water sources as an escape from the heat, and thoroughly enjoy swimming. Now, let’s get back to our big question! In a head-to-head fight, who will win? The lion enjoys the title of undisputed king of the jungle. So the answer to “who would win lion vs tiger” is obvious. Lions are the kings right? But I don’t think so! No animal can lay greater claim to being king of any jungle than the tiger. Many tiger species’ natural habitat is, in fact, a jungle. So it already has an unassailable lead over the lion in the race for jungle royalty supremacy. But before we can definitively conclude which of these carnivorous cats would be victorious in a fatal feline fight, we must cast an objective eye over their respective strengths and weaknesses. Keeping in mind that Siberian tigers are significantly bigger than their closest tiger relatives, this may be a fight that even the most fearless lion would not want. Instead, we nominate the brutish Bengal tiger as the ideal adversary for the lion. Larger than most but a little closer to a lion’s overall size, the Bengal will more than hold its own. It’s big enough to brawl, but not so over-sized that the bout is over before it begins. A Bengal tiger vs a lion could be the perfect combination, to make sure that a massacre is avoided and the event goes past the first few rounds. Let’s assume that the combatants in this make-believe battle are male. Naturally constructed to stalk and stride across all terrains for tens of miles at a time, the tiger could probably be fight-ready tomorrow. In complete contrast, the lion’s short supply of stamina means it will have to do everything to make a tiger vs lion fight a quick knock out. Lions sleep or doze for 16-20 hours a day. In comparison to tigers they have small home territories. They don’t needto roam as their territory provides great food to attract grazers. However, lions can withstand the sun, so maybe if lion vs tiger took place in the midday heat they would gain an advantage. The social nature of lions may ultimately be their biggest weakness in a brawl with a tiger. According to the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota, coalitions of two to three male lions usually fight as a group against territorial rivals, but tigers always go it alone. This difference affects the two cats’ instincts. Considering what I said before, it’s likely that a tiger would win. Tigers have a higher average bite force than lions, they are bigger, and they have larger brains than lions relative to their body size. Offhand mentions in the historical record imply that tigers usually came out on top in ancient Rome, and modern fights in captivity typically go that way, too, but not every time. Lions and tigers each have their strengths, and “the outcome of a given fight completely depends on the individuals: their history, fighting style and physiology.

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100 thoughts on “LION VS TIGER – Who is the real king?

  1. Bruh your were goin good until you were like the lion would be fearful of the Siberian tiger nigguh wat?! Bruh lions have standoffs with elephants alot and often came out on top how df will a lion fear a tiger plus in captivity its ah known fact lions are more dominant you got some facts wrong about the lion my g hate when pple look down on lions tryna make the tigers look good

  2. I agree tigers are larger and stronger within both paws and jaws although some may think the manes provides some protection for the lion is does but it mainly used for display and intimidation but it has its drawbacks including it makes them slower less agile and it drains their energy also if the tiger latched onto the lions mane it would be almost impossible for the lion to get a good hit overall I would say the tiger would win 50 to 65% of the time
    Good vid and one last thing…

    Prepare to get attacked by a bunch of lion fan boys…

  3. lions are like t-rex. They get the most hype because they are more well known. Where as tigers are like spinosaurus. they're bigger, stronger and most of the time would kill the other, but they're not as famous

  4. Thanks for mentioning Minnesota universities research on lions fighting in coalitions! Apparently this is not well known information among people. Nice video.

  5. It Depends, If is a African Lion vs Bengal Tiger, Lion Wins While if is African Lion vs Siberian Tiger, Tiger win, and If is Bengal or Siberian Tiger vs Barbary Lion, Barbary Lion wins

  6. Lions win most of fights, no matter the size. Tigers submit or regret the fight most of times. The physical advantages of the tiger are not of such magnitude as to constitute a true determining factor. There is not the same difference that there would be with a leopard or a jaguar, so to speak. The lion compensates with a different attitude, an indomitable spirit and a superior fighting ability and skills. In addition having a higher cardiac-respiratory capacity. The behavior and the attitude of the two is totally different. Just as the distribution of muscle mass is different (the lion is more massive in the front part of the body, while the tiger has an advantage in the leap, thanks to the hind legs, being very capable in ambushes) and the fat one, greater in the tigers, which they adapt better to cold climates and water. The outcome of a fight, however unpredictable, rather than the size, the length of the teeth, or the strength of the grip, depends on the age, on hunger, on the state of health and on the nutritional state, as well as the location, the environment and the methods in which the clash takes place.

  7. Let's put our love for the Lion King aside and be real here. The Tiger would demolish a male lion any freaking day period ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

  8. Why you guys always do this there will be no winner i like lions but tigers are bigger the lion is a better fighter because the get push out of their pride when they become teenagers and they have to fight to survive so they are better warriors but tigers are bigger and more agile

  9. Bengal tiger ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿค” it a pussy compared to the Siberian monster tigers which can get to 350kg plus weight n size!!

  10. I'm a GUILTY Lion fanboy~ but i know a tiger would win … But I love how you maximum effort and solid facts for this Match

  11. Tiger is the real king. No doubt about it. They are stronger, aggressive, and etc. So it means lion is the king of the savannah not jungle.

  12. Tiger all the way. Siberian tigers have been known to kill full grown grizzly bears through the typical ambush tactic. And a grizzly bear is much stronger than a Siberian tiger, something a male lion wouldn't stand a chance against. The largest male Lion would need help from his harem of Lionesses to take down the strongest male grizzly bear ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Bengal tiger is the TRUE king of the jungle. While Siberian tiger is the king of MOTHER RUSSIA ( I had to say that ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I'm Ghanaian)

  13. Lion is the king of the wild beasts while tiger is the king of the jungle. The lion is nowhere in jungle warfare. This is the authentic proof.

  14. This video is so wrong the lion will never fear any animal I donโ€™t why this guy is all on the tigers NUTS ๐Ÿฅœ the lion will kill any tiger

  15. @wildcinecias really bro everyone can tell your all of the tigers side you donโ€™t like lions you even said in the lions vs jaguar video the lion barley wins this video is delusional seriously you donโ€™t like lions and your all on the tigers ๐Ÿฅœ

  16. Tigers with this big advantages. Cant be the king. Bcz in history human recognized who is the king. N lion with this much weekness u told. Will exactly elmanat your strong tiger. N will fuck her ass as well

  17. Tigers are more ferocious, more muscular and heavier . They can give blows with both paws simultaneously where lions use just one paw at a time. In Roman arenas tigers would win most fights with lions .

  18. Lion will beat tiger and at the end because lion has mane and itโ€™s designed for save its neck from other opponents yeah tiger is stronger and heavier but itโ€™s doesnโ€™t have armor like lion has

  19. Tiger is physically stronger but I wouldn't be surprised if the lion will win cause he will go all out and risk his life rather than avoid it like the tiger.

  20. I have always loved the lion because of it's mane, but I've seen tigers fight and I have to admit that on a one on one fight between a lion and a tiger, the tiger would win paws down. Imagine how a tiger would look with a mane!

  21. Lions will win!! Lion will not stop to attacking! Tiger Can fight Lion,but tiger will run away to avoid death . Bcoz lion will not stop attacking until death. Real life talk.
    Watch the real fight in youtube u will see Lion will not stop to fight while tiger is trying to run away to avoid death.

  22. Lion will kill the tiger fights for his life everyday tiger will run away PS I love tigers more but they cant beat a lion

  23. Stats
    African Lion (male in prime)
    Height 120cm
    Lenght 3.48m (with tail)
    Weight 400lb-560lb
    Speed 80kmh
    Bite force 930lb (420kg)
    Sibernian Tiger (male in prime)
    Height 115cm-120cm
    Lenght 3.8m (with tail)
    Weight 450lb-<600lb
    Speed 60kmh
    Bite force 1100lb (500kg)

    This is very close fight if we put them in there strongest its very close Lion is better fighter fight to death doesen't surrender has mane to protect them Tiger is bigger longer have stronger bite maybe a bit more inteligent so i think it would be 50/50 sometime Tiger win some time Lion l have ti say i love more Lion more than Tiger but l lm not that type of fan that who l like more has to win No
    So if you agree with me leave a Like

    And btw if you ineteresnt I from Serbia๐Ÿค—

  24. 3:45 I knew it the Amur tiger is 300kg on average weight in the wild but it's rare because of poaching and hunting them and their preys.

  25. I think needs to be made. The hunters amongst lions are the lionesses, the females. Are we pitting the females lions against a female tiger? Are we pitting a male lion against a male tiger? I'm completely unsure of the rules of this engagement ,12:17.

  26. Tiger is stronger than lions but their sizes are similares but lion has more experience in fighting auther strong predators like heyenas and leopards and cheetas
    So i must say the lion win 6/10 but only cuz lion will fight to death so he might die after the tiger die

  27. What…? So you choose bengal over siberian to fight a lion because siberian would be too much for a lion..?
    Isn't it means that the tiger would win this from the beginning if you choose a siberian…?
    This is a tiger vs lion…so , we need the best tiger vs the best lion
    If you think a siberian tiger was too much for a lion…then…the tiger win….the end….

  28. I've probably seen 3 lion vs tiger fight videos and 2 out of those 3 the tiger kicks the lion's ass. The third time it was pretty even until the tiger exhausted itself and the lion had some stamina left. I was shocked to see it before my eyes because growing up I always thought lions was at the top of the land predators. Turns out tigers are the true kings of the jungle.

  29. the difference in strength between a Siberian Tiger and an African lion is enormous. the Tiger remains the strongest feline.

  30. No mention of lions thick fur protecting vital organs. Preventing tiger from strangling lion. Also length of claws not mentioned. Strike force? Speed? Poor analysis in my opinion regardless of outcome.

  31. Tiger would win. They are far more muscular and better fighter. Tiger fight with 2 legs on the ground while Lion only 3, Lions are also more like boxers while Tigers are wrestlers. In Roman Times Tigers won the 75% as proven by Martial epigrams.

  32. But I've seen the smaller tiger sub-species humbled by lions (similar to them in size) in captivity. Haven't anyone seen a lone male lion defend itself against 3 or more other male lions encroaching its territory?

    These two animals share similar builds & the decider may be size (which determines strength), experience, health or what's at stake. Multitudes of internet videos prove there are no simple answers.

  33. So Siberian tiger is an obvious winner. And I wish you talked about musculer density, fighting style, bite force and speed.

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