If we go to the world, the same question remains in the minds of people who are the most powerful among the lion vs tiger. So friends, in this blog, we are going to compare these two magnificent creatures, so let’s know about these two.
Lion the king of Beast
Lions hunt the world’s most powerful cat species, who is also called the king of the jungle, so let’s know about the lion.
It is estimated that in the wild, African and Asian lions live only 18-20 years. At the same time, in captivity, lions can live up to 28-30 years. The oldest recorded lifespan of the lion is reported to be 29 years. Adult lions are between 3 and 8 years old.
They are fully grown and are of breeding age – females will often have cubs. Adult males are in their prime.
Lions are most active at night and live in a variety of habitats but prefer grassland, savanna, dense scrub, and open woodland. Historically, they ranged across much of Europe, Asia, and Africa, but now they are found mainly in parts of Africa south of the Sahara.
Lions usually hunt at night. Their prey includes antelopes, buffaloes, zebras, young elephants, rhinos, hippos, wild hogs, crocodiles and giraffes. But they also sometimes eat smaller prey like mice, birds, hares, lizards, and tortoises.
There are only about 20,000; lions are extinct in 26 African countries and have vanished from over 95 percent of their historic range. Though lions still exist in 28 African countries and one Asian country, only six countries are known to each contain more than 1,000 lions.
Lions range in colour from nearly white to tawny yellow, ash brown, ochre, and deep orange-brown. They have a tuft of dark fur at the tip of their tail.
The gestation period lasts for about 110 days. The lionesses give birth to a litter of one to four cubs in a hidden den typically away from the pride. At birth, the cubs weigh about 2.6 to 4.6 pounds (1.2 to 2.1 kg), Newborn cubs weigh about 3 pounds and are blind when born. As they get older, their weight doubles and triples, so by the time they are one, they weigh about 50 pounds.
African lions can grow to between 9 and 10 feet long (3 meters) from head to tail, with the tail being about 2 to 3 feet long (60 to 91 centimeters), according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. They typically weigh between 330 to 550 pounds (150 to 250 kilograms), with males reaching the higher end of that range, Length: Male: 1.7 – 2.5 m (Head and body), Female: 1.4 – 1.8 m (Head and body)
Mass: Male: 190 kg (Adult), Female: 130 kg (Adult)
In captivity, lions often breed every year, but in the wild, they usually breed no more than once in two years. Females are receptive to mating for three or four days within a widely variable reproductive cycle. During this time a pair generally mates every 20–30 minutes, with up to 50 copulations per 24 hours, A lioness usually gives birth to between one and four lion babies.
A lion’s paw is between 8 and 12 inches wide. A lion delivers up to 180 kilograms (400 pounds) of force with a swipe of its paw. If it misses your hand and hits your head, it would probably break your neck.
FEMALE LION & MALE LIONS:
The male lion is much stronger than the female; in addition, the notion that “women do all the work” in a lion pride is a myth. The hunting behavior of male lions is well documented.
Tiger, the protector of Forest
Tiger is also one of the most powerful cat species in the world, who are also called protectors of the forest, so let’s known about the tigers.
The tiger depends on whether they live in captivity on in the wild they live for 20-25 years in captivity because of regular food supply, medical care, and safety in the wild they can’t survive more than 15 years.
Tigers live in a diverse array of habitats such as tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, grasslands, savannahs, and rocky areas.
They eat serow, tufted deer, sambar deer, muntjac deer, and wild boars. South China tigers can eat anywhere between 40-80 lbs of meat at a given time An adult male eats about 150 kilograms of meat every month
White Tigers are actually a genetic mutation and not a subspecies. All White Tigers are of the Bengal subspecies
For every 20 attempts at killing an animal, a tiger is only successful once Therefore, it will spend much of its life hunting, only to eat once every four or five days, For this reason, it must try to eat as often and as much as possible.
- India & Nepal: 2,045
- Malaysia: 500 to 600
- Myanmar (Burma): 500
- Thailand: 200
- China (South China subspecies): 20 to 50
- Sumatra: 400 to 500
- China (including both North China and Siberian subspecies): 50 to 100
- Siberia: 250 to 300
- Vietnam: 200
- Bhutan: 200
- Bangladesh: 50
There are three definite colours of tigers; standard orange with black stripes, white with black or dark stripes, and the golden tiger with cinnamon stripes.
Tiger cubs or a baby tiger are such cute baby animals. The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
Generally, males vary in total length from 250 to 390 cm (8.2 to 12.8 ft) and weigh between 90 and 306 kg (198 and 675 lb) with skull length ranging from 316 to 383 mm (12.4 to 15.1 in). Females vary in total length from 200 to 275 cm (6.56 to 9.02 ft), weigh 65 to 167 kg (143 to 368 lb) with skull length ranging from 268 to 318 mm (0.879 to 1.043 ft).
In either sex, the tail represents about 0.6 to 1.1 m (24 to 43 in) of the total length. The Bengal and Siberian tigers are amongst the tallest cats in shoulder height. They are also ranked among the biggest cats that have ever existed reaching weights of more than 350 kg, The tigers of the Sunda islands are smaller and less heavy than tigers in mainland Asia,
rarely exceeding 142 kg in weight.
Tiger Reproduction. Although tigers can mate throughout the year, copulation usually happens between November and April, which are the cool months in their various habitats.
Females reach sexual maturity at around three of four years of age, while males are a little older, at an average of four or five years old.