Thread: Lion vs Tiger
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:45 PM
TriPolar is offline
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I'm not going to research these cites to determine if they were fair contests. But I would have relied on Clyde Beatty's observations even without them. I think it's pretty clear that male lions are evolved for the primary purpose of killing rivals and predators. Tigers are much more solitary and more likely to flee than confront. Trapped in a fight with a lion their instincts probably work against them.

However, to be fair about this, I wouldn't give a lioness a snowball's chance against a tiger.

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