- Tigers can be over 10 feet long and weigh over 500 pounds. Very few animals can kill an adult tiger because they are so large and powerful.
- Mountain lions are a large wild cat species that are native to North America, Central America, and South America. They are not, however, anywhere near as large as a tiger.
- These facts make it even more remarkable that the tiger in this clip seems to be wary of a much smaller animal.
A fascinating confrontation! These two animals are clearly living in captivity and their face-to-face confrontation has been recorded for us to share. At first, the tiger seems a little bemused by the smaller mountain lion (cougar). The mountain lion is the first to show aggression by making strong hissing sounds that are very like those made by a domestic cat. Then the lion retaliates with a half-growl/half-hiss.
Unbelievable, it is the smaller animal that has the advantage and the huge tiger backs away. Not content to let it go, the mountain lion moves forward as the tiger continues to retreat. It is obviously not in the mood for a fight.
All About Tigers
Tigers live on the continents of Asia and Eurasia and their habitats are dense forests, grasslands, and mangrove swamps. They can be over 10 feet long and weigh over 500 pounds. Even their tails can be three feet long.
Very few animals can kill an adult tiger because they are so large and powerful. Only humans, large buffalo, and elephants are capable. This fact makes it even more remarkable that the tiger in this clip seems to be wary of a much smaller animal. Tigers have all the attributes that a formidable hunter needs. They can stalk, run fast, have quick movements, and have huge power. They actually only need to eat once a week but can consume 75 pounds of meat in one sitting. What they cannot eat, they often cover with leaves and return to later.
The Brave Mountain Lion
Mountain lions are a large wild cat species that are native to North America, Central America, and South America. They are not, however, anywhere near as large as a tiger. An adult mountain lion can reach about five and a half feet in length and weigh up to 160 pounds. They are also called cougars, pumas, and panthers and can live in a wide range of habitats.
As you hear in this video, they do not roar like most other big cats. Instead, they have a distinctive scream and hiss. However, they can also meow and purr!
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It is a futile attempt as the conflict progresses to the water, back on land, to the water, and back to land again, the bear always on the defensive. Yet the ursine shows remarkable courage even swiping on occasion. At last, it flees the scene running for safety, and hopefully, tranquility.
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