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  1. I like to point out other things.

    1) The bite force of 691 was taken in 2005 and it was a very questionable gesture not to say irrational by the National Geographic. Here why. They measured the bite force of a 2-year-old lion with the one of a full-grown tiger! Years later the National Geographic redone the measurements on an adult lion and they conclude that the lion, tiger and hyena have the similar bite forces. Unfortunately people still take the old measurements instead of the more accurate one why? The bite force difference is irrelevant in a combat since they all have enough power to kill with a throat bite anyway.

    2) The majority of Clyde Beatty’s lions and tigers were born in the wild. At the end of his career he had lost at least 50 tigers to the lions and only lost about 5 lions to the tigers. I like to point out for a long time there was a lot more born in the wild tigers in zoos and in the circus than lions. More often than not a born in captivity lions faced a born in a wild tiger which is a great physical and genetic advantage since many lions suffered from inbreeding and wild lions are stronger and more ferocious.

    3) In circus times there are several cases in a single combat a male lion had killed 2 and even 3 tigers. Which is very revealing of the male lion’s fighting skills, strength and will power.

    4) The Asiatic lion is believed to be in average smaller than their African counterparts. In India lions and tigers are natives of this country. Several Indian writers saw some Lion and tiger combats in the wild and again most of them goes in favour of the lion.

    5) The animal instinct doesn’t lie. In captivity if lions and tigers are in the same enclose generally the healthy male lions are in control. Several trainers notice that tigers fear adult male lions.

  2. As far as a know, all the historical lion/tiger films combats goes in favor of the male lions over the tiger. The scenarios is almost the same the tiger try to escape and the male lion is running after him. Many modern videos shows more or less the same thing. For example.

    VICTORIOUS OLD MALE LION AGAINST TWO YOUNGER ADULT WHITE TIGERS (FULL VERSION)
    http://www.savevid.com/video/lion-vs-tiger-who-wins.html

    SUBMISSION IS ANOTHER WAY TO CONDIRM THE LION’S SUPERIORITY

    1-SUBMISSIVES TIGERS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu_XQGR2nJU

    2-SUBMISSIVES TIGERS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwwVOT3IEEI

    3-SUBMISSIVES TIGERS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwwVOT3IEEI

    4-SUBMISSIVES TIGERS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUH3ksUcHt4

    5-Why the Koreans did this? One caged lioness with 3 most likely tigresses. Outnumbered and trap in a cage. The lioness showed great ferocity, making the tigers back off and showing submission to her.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkA14Wk2Vu8

    6-THREE INTIMIDATED AND SUBMISSIVE WHITE TIGERS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgulpCcAr7Q

    7- TWO INTIMIDATED MALE TIGERS (notice these two tigers were in a high position, perhaps first and second dominant male tigers)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvWZngn9MPc

    8-SUBMISSIVE TIGERS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHYoQVcw1gU

    NATURE’S LAW, THE DOMINATOR CONTROLS FOOD

    1-Male lion control the food tiger force to back up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjjHffy-Nds

    2-Male lion control the food tiger force to back up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jedrGq2DUQk

    3-Male lion steal the tiger’s food, tiger force to back up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxRQWPRVDsY

    4- White male lion and three white tigers. Lion inters first, tigers keep distance from the lion.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQlBNxniBmQ

    5- At 8:30 min. of the video. Koreans gave enrichment ball toy with a chicken inside to 3 or 4 tigers, probably attracted by the smell, one male lion and two lionesses came in the tiger’s side and took the ball from the tigers who immediately had retreated. The lions brought the ball to the lion’s side. When it comes for food, tigers knows that the male lion mean business. Another example of lions in control.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcNfT03nN5I

    6-Male lion control food force Indian bear back off (male lion and a three legs lioness vs. two bears.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnaPIoz_tc

    • Hi Ross. My take on all this is that there are very few genuine lion versus tiger fights so we can’t tell. The only way you could find out who’d win lion v tiger fight is if they lived in the same geographical area in the wild and regularly competed and fought. The truth is though they’d steer clear of each other under those circumstances. They would rarely fight. Top predators don’t tend to fight each other as it is bad for survival.

  3. Well lions have stronger hind legs than tigers. This gives lions the ability to leap futher than tigers. And I think that the information at the top is incorrect because though tigers swipe with both paws, a lion’s paw swipe is like a clubber it knocks it’s opponent off balance so that the lion can go for a bite to the neck or the throat. I also disagree with bite forces, my information was that a young lion’s bite force was recorded at 600-690 lbs per sq. inch, while an adult lion’s bite force was 900 lbs per sq. inch. I really think that so of this information on this page is misleading to make the tiger more superior to the lion, when both these big cats have an equal chance at injuring or killing the other.

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