Interspecies Conflict/polar bear vs lion


AL wrote at 2009-01-02 17:08:43
Your answer is subjective. What about the time that a fight did actually happen. The following is an extract from the history of my office...

<Mr Bostock was an American showman who brought his 'Italian Circus' to England before the First War and whilst in Sheffield camped on this site. The wild animals were kept in wheeled cages backstage from where an iron-barred tunnel led from the cages to the sawdust arena. On the fateful day, the polar bear had finished his dance routine and made his way back to the cage through the tunnel, the arena meanwhile being got ready for the lion tamer's act. This was when the animal keeper made his terrible mistake. He let the lion into the tunnel before the bear was in his cage. The two animals met in the tunnel, blocking each others way. The bear was at a disadvantage. In the low tunnel he could not get up on his hind quarters to take up a defensive position. The low slung lion got the bear by the throat and savaged him to death.> it is the ferocity of an individual beast that makes the difference - hence why lions always kill tigers despite the tiger being larger.

Abir wrote at 2010-04-29 04:00:49
your answer is wrong because lions don not beat tigers all the time in fact tigers win 6/10 battles

so please be reasonable the next time you answer some ones question

kurn wrote at 2012-10-24 06:39:45
Polar bear vs African lion- The polar bear is nearly 3 times the size of the african lion, and would win. The bite force of a polar bear is much more than a lion's bite, and a single paw swipe on the lion's head could crush its skull. Polar bears have the strength to crush a 3000 lb beluga whale's skull. The lion is a very powerful and mighty fighter, but against a massively strong and large bear, it would get risked.  

Monarch wrote at 2014-10-05 23:41:30

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I can help with interspecies conflict questions regarding carnivorous vertebrate animals. Also I can answer questions regarding ecological role of various mammals. You can also ask me questions about tigers and their current situation in tiger reserves. No questions about domestic animals please. I am only an expert with wild mammals.


I'm currently studing animal biology. I've been researching 'Interspecies conflict' from a long time. I've read alot of books on wildlife,also I've been visiting a native zoological park from quite a few years to study the behaviour of animals there.

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