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Name: Sam N.
Status: other
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
Pound for pound who would win in a fight between a male lion and a male tiger. Female lion and Female tiger? Have there been any know scientific documentaries on this matter?


Replies:
I would put my money on the tigress which I understand is the mistress fighter of all the cats.

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy


Tigers are more independent fighters while lions hunt in groups. Female lions groups do most of the hunting, while the males do little in comparison. Male tigers would be a safe bet in one to one contest with male lions. Female tigers are probably the most outstanding of the lot. Well, since this will never be demonstrated, I supposed someone could argue.

Steve Sample


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