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Tiger Lion
Debate Score:45
Total Votes:57
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 Tiger (10)
 Lion (22)

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Kinda(1649) pic

Lion vs. Tiger

Which is the greater cat??

Which looks the best

Which 'acts' the best

Which would win in a fight?




Side Score: 15


Side Score: 30
3 points

The tiger sweeps! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Tiger
1 point

Tiger in all 3.

Eye of the Tiger....

Side: Tiger
paradox(208) Disputed
0 points

You can't differentiate tiger and a tigress from a long distance! But there is a wild difference between the sexuality of a lion and a lioness! You can differentiate it from from a long distance! This is what i say!

A man and a women can be well differentiated! Similarly, is with lions! But the tigers fail to do so!

I doubt if there are any Gay Tigers!

Side: Lion
Kinda(1649) Disputed
1 point

WTF r u talking about??

How does this have anything to do with lions being better than tigers just because YOU can't tell the difference between the two.

Side: Tiger
1 point

tigers are bigger and stronger, and they aren't any less brave than lions-people think this because a tiger MAY be more prone to fleeing a tough fight. but if you had a whole pride of lionessess to bring food to your fat arse and help you along injuries, wouldn't you have less to lose than if you were on your own?

Side: Tiger
Nikz(6) Disputed
1 point

lionessess bringS food to King's fat arse ....coz the king was made to fight ! doesnt matter if its an opponent or its prey! it will fight till die..not ike tigers who stops the fight when it began to lose..!

Side: Lion
1 point

tigers are awsome cause they are like rawr and then slashthen boom then rawr then slash again aND THEY WILL EAT U ALIVE

Side: Tiger

Tigers are bigger and stronger .

Side: Tiger

I like a tiger because of its bright color and whiskers. I don't think I could ever pet one.

Side: Tiger
0 points

Tigers are my favorite animals and they're awesome. The are so cute and would DOMINATE in a fight. GO TIGERS!

Side: Tiger
0 points

I think it's funny how these "lionfans" still try to make the lion seem better in a fight. I mean c'mon people, tigers are bigger, stronger, and more agile. If that is not enough to change your mind then you're just biased with lions and think they can win against any animal. If you're here to tell lies and hate on tigers, you shouldn't be here. Oh well, ofcourse that's the only thing "lionfans" can still do, tell lies.

Side: Tiger
Nikz(6) Disputed
1 point


1.Gieniuss books/Animal facts, Lion named Nero killed Tim the tiger in an australian zoo.(Documantry)

2.1936 Agartala zoo in bengal, a lion kills a tiger.(Local news report)

3.1935 Sikestonians saw a lion kill a tiger in a local town circus act.(Documentry)

4.1934 2 tigers died, In the movie devil tiger from a lion-(Video)

5.1955 oct, 6 Natrual history society, Page 465-468, 3 seperate accounts lion won all 3.(Documentry)

6.1981 Martin. L Albert witnessed a lion kill a tiger.(Documentry)

7.1954 Lion kills tiger with one blow in boltimore zoo.(Documantry)

8.1935 In the town Bedford masachusetts a Zoo lost a tiger to a lion.(Local news)

9.Gir foreset 3 tigers vs 3 lions, all lions won. (Video) -Youtube-

10.2011 Korea two teen lions killed a adult Bengal tiger in an encloser.(Video)- Youtube

Side: Lion
2 points

You must be a complete fool, to think that there is even a majority for tigers, when they are solitary and prides contradicts that 100% from small prides of 2 males, 10 females to numbers as big as 28 in a single pride. In a pit fight anything is up for grabs male vs male 1 on 1 its 50/50 because they are more idenditcal in more ways that they are not an in an awesome way, nature has gave leverage to both, yet leaving them equals. Like an average 80 pounds hevier weight for the tiger and a battle protecting mane for the lion.


Its the same way to enphinsize, that a white man on average can beat up a black man or vice versa… theres no way, in telling whats the average amount would be. It only depends on individuality of the lion or tiger if its 1 on 1 but by natures standards, with out man intervention the only way cheetahs an leopards co-existed with lions an survived that long, is because they go by the golden rule, if confronted by a lion they run, A tiger is a very proud animal an although he might win a few fights hear an there, same if it was a lone lion winning against another lone lion, the tiger would get riped to shreds via pride.


Animals dont live by the rule 1 on 1 its a human concept, they go by, only the strong survive. Thats why threw evolution they grouped up to form prides in africa, because unlike the tiger’s area of habitat, they dont have 10s of thousands of herds that migrates yearly, which have high hatred for predators off springs, who kill cubs more than the other away around on migration terms. So prides were formed an has succsesfully taken down even the worlds mightiest an largest animal, the bull elphant, along with any and every other animal in africa. Threw tactical battle like king leonidus used the hot gates as leverage in there superior fighting capabilities, same as lions do with there prides.


Tigers an lions co-exist in india, but asian’s have pretty much eradictaed all asiatic lions, to near extinctions threw poachings and a few religous reasons as well, giving the tiger a better success rate in survival amoungs lions.


Sense people bring accounts of a few tiger accounts killing lions, here’s a few, of tons more, of accounts of 1 on 1 fights which the lion kills the tiger.

1.Gieniuss books/Animal facts, Lion named Nero killed Tim the tiger in an australian zoo.(Documantry)

2.1936 Agartala zoo in bengal, a lion kills a tiger.(Local news report)

3.1935 Sikestonians saw a lion kill a tiger in a local town circus act.(Documentry)

4.1934 2 tigers died, In the movie devil tiger from a lion-(Video)

5.1955 oct, 6 Natrual history society, Page 465-468, 3 seperate accounts lion won all 3.(Documentry)

6.1981 Martin. L Albert witnessed a lion kill a tiger.(Documentry)

7.1954 Lion kills tiger with one blow in boltimore zoo.(Documantry)

8.1935 In the town Bedford masachusetts a Zoo lost a tiger to a lion.(Local news)

9.Gir foreset 3 tigers vs 3 lions, all lions won. (Video) -Youtube-

10.2011 Korea two teen lions killed a adult Bengal tiger in an encloser.(Video)- Youtube-

Side: Lion
2 points

{Expert’s, Trainer’s, Tamer’s, Owner’s, Zoologist’s Opinion’s on Lion vs tiger’s}


1.Tiger an lion Expert Dave hoover, said lions are the better fighter’s.

2.Indian Zooligist Jam sahib exploit’s bias cat enthusiasist “Karish singe” an witnesses 4 ocasian’s lion’s beat tiger’s an give’s his opinon on lion’s.

3. Animal Trainer and Expert Louis Roth, favors the lion over the

tiger in a fight. In his book

4. Animal Expert Alfred court, thinks the lion wins over the tiger in a fight[Book]

5.Animal Trainer John Helliot, favors the lion over the tiger in a fight he’s the guy on the right hand side of clyde beatty who also had a lion kill a polar bear article.

6.Animal Expert Dave Salmoni, says he’d give the edge to a lion in a

fight with a tiger.

7.Animal Tamer Clyde Beatty, said lions will win 9/10 against tigers.

8.Animal enthusiast and poet Oliver Goldsmith, ranked the lion over the tiger.;=PA395&lpg;=PA395&dq;=oliver+goldsmith+lions'&source;=bl&ots;=g1TAll-5xC&sig;=DGi-ZspT444D1ZdbX5jYWUItBO4&hl;=en&sa;=X&ei;=oEu7T_L7OaiviALuyoXVDQ&ved;=0CBUQ6AEwAA

9.Animal Expert an Tamer Courtney cooper, said lions usually win more

in tiger fights. In her book she state’s

LIONS"N"TIGERS"N"EVERYTHING 1924 By Courtney Riley Cooper.

Page 32, I like the tiger cat more than I like the lion cat.

Page 68, lions are "King Of Beasts"

Page 70, lion kills a tiger in a very brutal fight.

Page 78, Cooper says lion is "King Of Beasts" and a good father.

Pages 84-85, FEMALE tiger kills heavier MALE tiger defending her cubs.

10.Poet an painter an animal enthusiast Geroge Buffon, picked lions over tigers in a fight.

11. Big cat trainer Jim Chipperfeild support’s the lion in a fight with a tiger.

{Lion vs tiger Book}

12.Big cat trainer Edward. jewitt wheeler, say’s the lion is superior to the tiger. {Lion vs tiger Book}

13.Big cat tamer, Isac kaufman funk, agree;s lions are superior to tiger’s.

{Lion vs tiger Book}

14.Lion an tiger trainer, Willam seaver wood’s, say’s a lion would beat a tiger.

{Lion vs tiger Book}

15.Tiger an lion tamer Arther stimson Draper, says lion’s uaslly win against tiger’s.

{Lion vs tiger Book}

16.Brother of Isac kaufman funk, wilfred john funk agree’s lions are superior.

{Lion vs tiger Book}

17.Marco peter’s lion and tiger trainer say’s male tigers are afraid of male lion’s.

18.Big cat expert Alex Kerr goes with a lion in a fight with a tiger.

19.Indian zooligist Kalish shankala say’s lion’s beat tiger’s due to mane’s.

20. Sir Frank . owner of bowstock say’s lion’s are more dangerous than tiger’s.

21. Lee Yong Phil zoo keeper say’s lion’s dominate tiger’s.

22. Frank C. Mendel, professor of pathology, say’s male lions mostly wins in fights with other cat’s

23. Chapter 4 Sajamu, religous dance’s rein acting of lion’s that killed an ate tiger’s.

24. Circus performer an big cat owner Geroge conklin say’s in his book the male lion has the advantages over other cat’s

25. Beatty cole state’s that lion’s do kill tiger’s

26.Caroll soo holl apperntly know’s lion’s are capable of killing male tiger’s

27. Burt Nelson say’s lions usally whips the tiger’s

28. Entire team of Tiger territory a site that has 200 page’s of studying information dedicated to the tiger, has a confirmation that lion’s are superior to tiger’s in fighting…


29.1842 animal new’s article having a trainer of all animal’s…saying lion’s were the most dominate animal and feared more above tiger’s.

30. The mengerine…Lions will not stay in the same cage with tigers. We tried this once, putting a lioness in with a Bengal tiger. There was a fierce fight and the lioness nearly killed the Bengal."Chapter V11

31. Caviar and Cabbage [Book] Melvin B. Tolson .

Tolson was the professor, poet and writer portrayed by Denzel Washington in

The Great Debaters , which is based on a true story from 1935 America.

32. Sir Samuel w. baker has carefully compared the strength and other qualitie’s of the lion an tiger an he decide’s in favor of the lion.;=PA762&lpg;=PA762&dq;=sir+samuel+baker+lions+and+tigers+book&source;=bl&ots;=vytNsXChw7&sig;=pbFGbyGmNsYlG4GzpAyy_us2C6o&hl;=en&sa;=X&ei;=5JHBT_XeN4aUiQLH4oHjBw&ved;=0CBwQ6AEwAw

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33. THE CATS OF SHAMBALA 1985 By Tippi Hedren and Theodore Taylor

Page 176, tigers are the original scaredy-cat. Although most ferocious under certain conditions, adults are scared silly over numerous odd things. Thunder and Lightning which a lion takes in stride, panics a tiger. Silver reflectors scare tigers, if you want to take over a room full of tigers walk in wearing a silver suit. In the movie ROAR a big siberian tiger name ivan backs down from a tiny lion cub. Tippi Hedren is a former actress that has lions and tigers and other animals on her compound in Acton,Ca.

34. Animal Planet team of zoologist enthusiast and scientist, concluded the lion would win in a fight with a tiger…

35. Interesting read on Dr.Sc Giuliano Russini view on Lions and Tigers.

...African lion presents phenomena of aggressiveness which, contrary to what is thought render it more dangerous in the wild than the tiger and more difficult to manage in captivity, as observed by the zoological biologists.... This caused by overheating corporeal overheating phenomena, is in fact a handicap in case of prolonged fights, drawback not found in the lion who, as they say, “will struggle up to the death”.Same can be said for the fighting techniques, which all stand in favour of the Panthera leo ,accustomed, as it is, to face in the savannah a great variety of preys and competitors, in comparison with the solitary tiger....

36. Circuss owner an big cat owner Geroge conklin say’s lion’s are stronger in term’s of pure power.

37. 36. Randy miller favor’s a lion against a tiger in a fight.

38. Craig busch favor’s a lion over a tiger in a fight.

Side: Lion
2 points


{Recorded Historical Document’s of Lion’s Killing Tiger account’s}


1.Genius books/Animal facts, Lion named Nero killed Tim the tiger in

an Australian zoo – Documentary.

2.1936 Agartala zoo in bengal, a lion kills a tiger. (Local news report)

3.1935 Sikestonians saw a lion kill a tiger in a local town circus


4. 2 tigers died, In the the big cage tiger from a lion-(Video)

which clyde beatty is talking about lion’s in general… when they are intermidiate family they will gang up on tiger’s other than that, lion’s will not help another lion,and are exellent free for all fighter’s an all clyde beatty’s fight’s for the movie was one on one.

5.1955 oct, 6 Naturual history society, Page 465-468, 3 separate

accounts lion won all 3.(Documentary)

6.1960 Korea pit fights Male lions won majority of all fights stated by zoo keeper lee young phil.(Hidden news Report)

lee young phil statement said, there were a few tiger and lion fight’s staged an recorded, and only one that the female tigris fought the lioness was aired… with harsh wording’s of the korean narrirator saying, the lion was no match for there symbol of power, yet it was a 50/50 fight having the tiger the one bleeding to death. Also saying they were edited an spliced in favor of the tiger, which if there were more than a few male fight’s recorded, why werent they ever shown. It is highly concluded the male lion’s won all, an the video’s were destroyed due to cultrual idlelization’s of the korean’s. here’s the other alibi to that same fight here…

7.1981 Martin. L Albert witnessed a lion kill a tiger.(Documentary)

8.1954 Lion kills tiger with one blow in Boltimore zoo.(Documentary)

9.1935 In the town Bedford, Masachusetts a zoo lost a tiger to a

lion.(Local news)

10.Gir foreset 3 tigers vs 3 lions, all lions won. (Video) -Youtube-

11.2011 Korea two teen lions killed a adult Bengal tiger in an

enclosure.(Video)- Youtube-

12 King Edward the lion kill’s Dan the male tiger. (Book)

13.Calcutta zooligical garden’s a lioness kills a tiger(New’s article)

14.Gambier bulton, brittish mengerine saw a lioness kill a tiger.(New’s article)

15.1925 Rudolf kludsky had said several lions had killed his tiger’s. A few years later, Rudolf Kludsky again decided to train a mixed group (22 animals). Mistake. It took three months to get them used to each other. But they were not yet ready to perform. During one of the first shows, the nervous and inexperienced animals engaged in a free for all. One tiger was killed by a lion. Source=Tiger fan named Peter

16. M. Herbert’s mengerine lion kills male royal bengal tiger. (New’s article)

17.1970 pittsburgh Press lion kill’s tiger in india.(Video)

18. Mr F.c owner of bowstock had a lion kill a tiger before his act.(New’s article)

19.1949 in fitchburg a lion kill’s Roger the male tiger in circus act.(New’s article)

20 1851, In the “Landshuter Zeitung” a lion killed a tiger.(German new’s atricle)

21.1985 Alan gold’s circus lion kill’s tigerAlan Gold also had a mixed group. In 1985, a free for all erupted. He lost two lions and one tiger. The lions were killed by other lions. The tiger was killed by a lion. Gold, regarding the way both cats fight, compared to Beatty. He stated lions fight in a calculated way, whereas tigers, in a free for all, are nervous and vulnarable. Source=Tiger fan named Peter

22. Lion kills tiger: in a circus (February 1951. Detroit).

23. Lioness kills tiger: Happened in a zoo (September 1951. Madras Zoological Gardens).

24 dave hoover 2 tiger’s killed by lion’s

25. Beatty cole lion’s kill 2 tiger’s

26.Clyde beatty’s circus act Ceasar the lion kill’s bobby the male tiger

27. Bavenna, OH, Lioness kills tigress

28. 2008 Cheongi the lion kills 50 pound bigger siberian tigress name Hobi jeonju zoo.This is hobi the tiger before the incident sparing with a friendly lion…

An this is Hobi after the incident with cheongi the not so friendly lion…

29. 2006 lion mate’s kill huge white tigress in leberic and czech zoo. There was only one bite mark on Isabella’s throat an no other wound’s concluding even though 2 lion’s occupied the same encloser with isbella the tiger, only one lion attacked isabella.

30. Lion kills Puna the male tiger

31. A lion kills a tiger in a palace of an indian prince in front of thosuand’s -

It’s on this site called tiger territory, on lairweb .com here…

32, TIGER; THE STORY OF THE INDIAN TIGER 1977 By Kailash Sankhala. Saw four accasion’s lion’s defeated tigers in the wild.

His book was taken from his oringinal text here…;=frontcover&img;=1&zoom;=1&edge;=curl&source;=gbs_api

33. jam sahib has wittnessed 3 fights having all lion defeat tiger’s in his book here…

also in his summarry when he exploited keshari singh he point’s them out again here…

34. 1834 diary of a lterature lion defeat’s tiger.

35. A lion kills a bear and tiger in 1 fight. brentlion_2008/brentonlion/books_003-25.png

Side: Lion
2 points

{Here’s a few documented Historical Artifact’s an Sculpture’s that are mostly in}

museum’s, portraying the lion winning against the tiger, an each has a back story if you care to look them up and apperntly they would have to have seen the incident, to etch it or sculpture it an these are from different people from Rome, to India, to Britain, to China all portraying the same thing the lion having the

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Side: Lion

I think the Animal Planet did one of those shows where they had a computer simulate the fight and the lion won. Both have their advantages. I think the tiger is sleeker, stealth, cool. But the Lion is in cool in a regal unpretentious kind of way.

Side: Lion

Why not?

Side: Lion
1 point

Since time immemorial, and in all cultures, the Lion has been the icon of bravery and royalty. And not for nothing. It has a royal mein, lives a royal life and is a bold and daring animal.

Tigers on the other hand are those stealthy animals whose appearance has never caught the imagination of artists or kings of yore, and indeed can not stand up to a lion in appearance or bravery. Yes, they are very fierce fighters but thats about all that one can say about them. They are lonely creatures by choice.

I'd vote any day for the grandeur and majesty of a lion.

Side: Lion
Kinda(1649) Disputed
0 points

Boo. Maybe I'm biased for the tiger but a lion is nothing compared to the tiger.

You're right about people's perceptions though.

Side: Tiger
1 point

I prefer the Liger, half lion, half tiger, they are a mystical creature you know.

Side: what about the other one
1 point


They are MASSIVE!!

Side: Lion
1 point

Male lions are born fighters, I have seen Male tigers are very fast in front of Male lions only in running away....

Side: Lion
1 point

Male lions can stand in a battle field longer than a tiger because of his bigger lungs compared to male tiger. In an One on One fight Male tigers dont have a chance of winning a fight with Male Lion. Thats y Male lions are Named King of Beasts .

Side: Lion
1 point

The lion will confront a challenge almost always....even if his intent is not on fighting. Depending upon the circumstances, he`ll either chase the rival away, or confront him for a fight...assuming the odds between the two opponents or groups, is equal. Lions have sometimes been called suicidal in some cases though, occasionally confronting potential rivals that outnumber them 3 to one. This speaks well for their aggression.When striking, the lion generally strikes with one arm, while standing upon the other 3, unlike the tiger who generally strikes while standing upon his hindlegs and swinging with both forepaws. The result is a more stable (3-point vs two-point stance) stance, with which to deliver shattering force. A person which has optimized his balance will hit harder than one who is less so (balanced). Thats Why Lions are Kings.

Side: Lion
1 point

What I see of a 600 pounds tiger facing a 500 pounds male lion is a 600 pounds tiger running desperately in a terrified runaway, defending himself with soft boxing jabs that only do but provoking the killing instincts of the lion. The likely final outcome is a dead tiger (9 out of 10 times), LOL.

Side: Lion
1 point

In a fight, the lion will be the aggressor. If the lion didn`t start the fight, he`ll likely be all to keen to finish it, while the tiger will be looking for the exit. The lion also fights in a manner which optimizes both balance and power, and as a consequence strikes harder than the tiger. He also has that protective mane of his, which makes him appear larger than he really is. The tiger is more agile, but, he is also lacking in stamina, possessing even less than the lion. The lion would most certainly defeat the tiger in a fight.

Side: Lion
1 point

With his heavy mane, the lion also appears a stint intimidating, and indeed, this may make all the difference in a fight with a tiger. According to Beatty, the male tiger avoids the male lion, and he further states that in confrontations between these two in the arena, the lion is most usually the aggressor, while the tiger habitually tries to avoid him.

Side: Lion
1 point

Lions are better fighters than tigers. Common knowledge.

Lions are truly the king of beasts, in both action, and looks!

Side: Lion
1 point

Only blind tiger fans don`t know this , the rest of the world does. These idiots will never admit that tigers are only on the second place.

Lions are the mightiest of the BIG CATS !!!

Side: Lion
1 point

Lions dodge much more often and faster than tigers. They are more practiced at it, Basically they are fighters.Tigers cunning and born hunters.

Side: Lion
1 point
Side: Lion