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Old 08-19-2012, 02:52 AM
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An in terms of feats, well... I never heard of a tiger or tigers take down an elephant, dispite that indian elephants are almost 2x smaller than an african elephant, but it is pretty much known by any native to africa that lions can take it uopun themselves to take on these titans called elephants weather its threw unity of the entire Pride, or single handedly bowsing a feat of a lone male lion bringing down juvi elephants stil, outweighing any indian elephant whos basically 2/3rds at best the size of a african elephant, whiocb the record for a single lion to have brought down a juvi elephants weight was 12,000 pounds thats typically the average weight of an adult indian elephant, an theres no records of a tiger accomplishing that, so it looks like the lion also trumps the tiger in the catagorie of feats, like here...
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{Lions killing elephant’s}
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Lion Predation on Elephants in the Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana

A pride of lions killed one elephant every three days. Seven of eight elephants killed were between four and 11 years old, as deduced from molar teeth ageing, and this age group represented over half the kills recorded by Joubert ( 2006 ).. Notes are presented on the lion's behaviour in hunting elephants and the evolutionary significance of this.
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.337...urnalCode=afzo
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.The Lions of Savuti: Hunting with the Moon records something like 15 years of observations, and even in 1990 the Jouberts were estimating that about 20% of the Savuti lion's diet was made up of elephant.

http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzool...opredators.php

..males amounted to 236 confirmed attempts versus 38 for females!). They adopted a special hunting style that they use for other dangerous large prey animals, attacking from the back by ambush. And during all these hunts (which totaled 74 kills out of 323 attempts) only one lion was confirmed injured. The paper doesn't say how serious the injury was, or if it
was eventually fatal,

http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/...tion_2006.html

..The two Lionesses had just brought down an elephant cow of approximately ten
years old.
http://lionprides.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=300&h=199

Funston, P. J., Mills, M. G. L., Biggs, H. C. & Richardson, P. R. K. 1998. Hunting by male lions: ecological influences and socioecological implications. Animal Behaviour 56, 1333-1345.

Patterson, B. D. 2004. The Lions of Tsavo: Exploring the Legacy of Africa's Notorious Man-Eaters . McGraw-Hill, New York.

Schaller, G. 1972. The Serengeti Lion . University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006...-in-lions.html
http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzool...opredators.php

One thing is clear, the lion or pride has no problem taking down elephants age4-15 in front of healthy bulls or cows, also.....Hunts were less commonly attempted on calves ,the same applies to rhinos.

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Lions rarely prey on elephants. Botswana's Savuti lions, however, switch to preying on elephants during the late dry season (August-November), and the frequency of this has increased in the last two decades (1985–2005). An opportunity to document this phenomenon was made possible with infrared viewing and filming equipment. A pride of 30 lions killed one elephant every three days. Seven of eight elephants killed were between four and 11 years old, as deduced from molar teeth ageing, and this age group represented over half the kills recorded by Joubert ( 2006 ). It is suggested that this weaned, maternally less dependent age class, may be more vulnerable to lion predation. Lions prey on elephants since the density of conventional ungulate prey is reduced as a result of an annual migration, and artificial water provisioning has prompted an increasingly sedentary population of elephants. Notes are presented on the lion's behaviour in hunting elephants and the evolutionary significance of this.
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.337...urnalCode=afzo
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Here’s a site that has account’s pass 200 of lion’s killing elephant’s account’s.
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http://www.perfectafrica.com/img/gal...phant-kill.jpg
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http://www.bohlaletours.co.za/cms///...ne2002.JPG.jpg