Who will win a fight between a tiger and a lion?

Tiger versus lion
Tiger versus lion
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

People are fascinated with the question: ‘Who will win a fight between a tiger and a lion?’ And there is positively no definitive answer. There really isn’t. I have run 2 polls on this subject and after over a thousand votes it came out an almost dead heat in this one.

Poll on lion versus tiger
Poll on lion versus tiger
Lion versus tiger ornament
Lion versus tiger ornament

In a second poll the result favours the tiger:

Lion versus tiger poll result
Lion versus tiger poll result

There appears to be a body of people who favour the lion for its strength and aggressiveness while in the opposite camp they favour the tiger for its all-round athletic abilities. People have personal preferences which colors their viewpoint.

Lion vs Tiger

We don’t know the answer. Let’s leave it at that. Rarely, there are fights to the death between captive lions and tigers but these are rather meaningless because we don’t know the circumstances. Are they the same age and sex etc.?

Lion Wins nearly all the Lion vs Tiger Fights

Lions don’t meet tigers in the wild because they live on different continents. The only way to be sure who’d win would be to have statistics on encounters in the wild under natural circumstances and we don’t have them. So the whole exercise become theoretical based on such aspects as bite force etc…..

Lion Versus Tiger Bite Force

I remember a visitor collecting and collating tons of information on this topic. I think he lives in Hawaii. You can read his information by clicking on this link. He favoured the lion to win. I favoured the tiger to win! Truth: we don’t really know only he’d say that he does know. There is quite a bit of passion from punters on this subject. It polarises opinion.

Tiger versus lion art
Tiger versus lion art

SEE MORE ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC BY CLICKING THIS LINK.

Please search using the search box at the top of the site. You are bound to find what you are looking for.

2 thoughts on “Who will win a fight between a tiger and a lion?”

  1. I just remembered that the saber-toothed “cat” was the fiercest, most feared and successful predator that this planet ever produced, and reigned for 42 million years. Not a modern day cat for sure, but the same is true visa versa. It took a major planetary die-off to finally kill it forever. That’s something to marvel about.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

follow it link and logo