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    Which is the strongest of all animals?

    Lion or the Royal Bengal Tiger? What do you think?

    My pick: The Royal Bengal Tiger. Well.. except perhaps elephant. No idea.
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    I voted for the Lion.

    Just to balance the votes.
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    The Tiger. I'm a little biased because as a kid I worked at a breeding preserve.
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    whilst the lion might be king of the jungle, i selected the tiger because he's the more magnificent of the two :)

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    Just out of interest, what's the point of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    Just out of interest, what's the point of this?
    No point... who said everything has to have a point?

    Anyway, I was trying to figure out why lion is called the "King of the Jungle". Is there a valid reason, or what? Thus the poll, which is a totally biased one I may add.
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    Awesome thread! I love meaningless ones like this. Let's all make it famous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graphixkid
    Awesome thread! I love meaningless ones like this. Let's all make it famous!
    We could all start using either lions or tigers in our avatars?
    Oh no, let's not go that route again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coo_t2
    We could all start using either lions or tigers in our avatars?

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    Out of the animals listed, the tiger would be stronger. However, if you do some research, I think you will find that the ant is one of the strongest if not the strongest animal in the world.

    The ant can lift 250 times its weight. This is more than any mammal will ever be able to accomplish. We are just lucky they are as small as they are or they would be a pretty dominant species.
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    Ant or flea.

    Oh - between lion or tiger? Depends on the gender of the lion. You'd need a female lion to make it a fair fight. Even then, the tiger's predilection for lone hunting would, IMO, give it a instinctual advantage in a one-on-one.

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    Tigers, on average, grow larger and stronger than lions. However, among mammals, they are hardly the most powerful pound-for-pound. And nowhere near the meanest. The Tasmanian Devil and the wolverine are some of the fiercest critters around (again, speaking of mammals!), and are quite fearless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo
    Anyway, I was trying to figure out why lion is called the "King of the Jungle". Is there a valid reason, or what?
    You should take a look at one of those Discovery Channel programs about Lions. You'll realize why.

    Basically, one of the reasons the lion is called the "King of the Jungle" is because he doesn't have any enemies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toly
    You should take a look at one of those Discovery Channel programs about Lions. You'll realize why.

    Basically, one of the reasons the lion is called the "King of the Jungle" is because he doesn't have any enemies.
    no predators to worry about, but he does have to compete with the hyenas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firegryphon3207
    no predators to worry about, but he does have to compete with the hyenas.
    True. The hyenas are not very fast or strong but they are smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toly
    You should take a look at one of those Discovery Channel programs about Lions. You'll realize why.

    Basically, one of the reasons the lion is called the "King of the Jungle" is because he doesn't have any enemies.
    And what enemies does the tiger have? Alligators, perhaps? Or are you talking about the weird shaped bipeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo
    And what enemies does the tiger have? Alligators, perhaps? Or are you talking about the weird shaped bipeds?
    Actually, the tiger is the top predator in its range as well. It is comparable to the lion in that respect. Both are masters of their domains.

    The lion shouldn't be considered a "king of the jungle" really. It lives on Savannah plains and rarely actually travels through jungles. That is why its fur is tawny brown to camouflage it against the dry plains grass.

    The tiger does live in the jungle and I am sure in India and Southeast Asia it is considered to be the king of the jungle. Its coloring is designed to hide it in the jungle as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    Actually, the tiger is the top predator in its range as well. It is comparable to the lion in that respect. Both are masters of their domains.

    The lion shouldn't be considered a "king of the jungle" really. It lives on Savannah plains and rarely actually travels through jungles. That is why its fur is tawny brown to camouflage it against the dry plains grass.

    The tiger does live in the jungle and I am sure in India and Southeast Asia it is considered to be the king of the jungle. Its coloring is designed to hide it in the jungle as well.
    Indeed they are. Most magnificent animal, they are. Told you I am biased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo
    Most magnificent animal, they are. Told you I am biased.
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    After having seen both tigers and lions in life, the tiger is definately the beastier of the two.

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    HA! ,ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    The ant can lift 250 times its weight. This is more than any mammal will ever be able to accomplish. We are just lucky they are as small as they are or they would be a pretty dominant species.
    Interestingly, they wouldn't be as dominant if they were bigger. I remember studying this some time ago. From a very good post here:

    The reason that ants can lift so much is because body size (in terms of volume, which is closely related to mass) increases as a cube of length- while the cross sectional area of muscles increases as the square of length. So, as the size of an organism increases, its mass increases at a much greater rate than the cross-sectional area of its muscles, so those muscles have proportionately more mass to lift.

    The other reason that they wouldn't be dominant is somewhat related. Ever wonder why there are no really huge insects (say the size of horses)? As stated above, body size increases as a cube of length. And put simply, an animal with an exoskeleton (such as an insect) cannot grow too big as said exoskeleton would be far too heavy to carry around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy
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    Quote Originally Posted by xyuri
    After having seen both tigers and lions in life, the tiger is definately the beastier of the two.
    In real-life in a zoo or compound or in real life where they thought you were prey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo
    And what enemies does the tiger have? Alligators, perhaps? Or are you talking about the weird shaped bipeds?
    I have no idea. You asked about the lions not the tigers.
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