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Interspecies Conflict/Grizzly Vs. Tiger and two other question.


Tigerman wrote at 2009-06-09 22:55:59
I have raised tigers, lions ,and bears for 40 years. I have been attacked 18 times over the years. I just spent two weeks in the hospital from a grizzly attack.The Grizzly will win every time against a tiger.The bear will also kill you quicker. The bear gives no warning before an attack.My big male grizzly can easly rip big tractor tires in half. Big Siberian Tiger  broke my leg once.I know because iv'e been there.A big Griz will easly kill them all.

Jayson wrote at 2010-09-10 02:09:22
It is well known that Hippos spend a lot of time on land, usually at night. They come ashore to graze on grass and other edibles to compliment their diet.

It would be very difficult for a Tiger to kill a full grown bull Hippo. Aside from having very tough skin, they are also protected by layers of fat. The Hippo is famous for being the most short-tempered animal in Africa, and indeed is responsible for killing more humans than any of the land animals.

A tiger killing an Asiatic Elephant is very VERY rare, and is probably more of a product of the Tiger getting in a very LUCKY killing bite. Certainly, Tigers do NOT actively hunt Elephants, they are just too big, and too dangerous.

So, the correct answer is, whereas it is almost always possible that a big predator can kill almost any animal, the probability of a Tiger taking down a full grown bull Hippo, is very slim indeed.

mark wrote at 2011-01-20 16:35:54
Hi there! i hope you don't mind if I add in a little bit, but stating that tigers have a stronger bite force than bears and that they have 1200 LBS of bite might be a leading misconception. When I was watch a discovery show, experts were stating that the grizzly has the stronger bite force than the tiger because it has a wider opening, long and tougher skull structure, and eats more things. They did testing on it and stated the bear has a stronger bite. Experts say that grizzlies have a bite force of over 1200 LBS psi and tigers either have a bite similar to that of lions or one of 1083 psi. Even though it varies from bear to tiger because not all tigers are the same as others and same goes for the bear, but I have heard of experts stating that the bear has more bite power.

Allen wrote at 2011-01-27 19:08:11
The person answering these questions is obviously a cat lover. He or she is flat out wrong. Grizzly bears have a higher bite force than tigers and lions and every internet source confirms it. Just do a search.

"I don't have any sources because I don't use the Internet as a major source of information rather, books, files, and chats with zoologist and what not if we are working at a zoo or animal sanctuary."

This statement basically says, "I am going to tell you whatever I want to tell you because I am pretending to be an authority." The way this person writes barely even indicates a high school education. Don't pay any heed.

I have a BS in Zoology. lllidian, you are 100% correct. Grizzly bears destroy tigers. So do hippos and elephants.

Fady wrote at 2013-05-13 06:16:11

The higher bite force of big cats relative to bears is well-documented; you can, for example, note the bite force studies of Stephen Wroe of the University of New South Wales. Brown bears can grow significantly larger than lions and tigers and they are physically stronger, but their canine teeth are more abridged and their bite weaker. However, the work of Craig Packer has shown that members of the genus Panthera (the jaguar excluded) kill their prey with a bite to the neck while exerting very little force so as to avoid breaking their canines.

I hope this helps.

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I can answer questions relating to species interaction, as well as hypothetical faceoffs. Questions relating to hypothetical interaction can be answered as well, including other aspects of interspecies conflict.


To date, I'm still finishing up high school. Although, I've had experience with animals both in and outside of the field. I've also read about animals (wild) most of my life.

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