Compare Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf

By | November 29, 2014

Who will win the fight between Siberian Tiger and Gray Wolf?

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The scientific name of the Siberian Tiger is Panthera Tigris Altaica and they are found in far eastern part of Russia. They are also known as Amur tiger and they are a small population in the province where they reside. As per the count in 2005, there were only around 393 adult as well as sub – adult tigers in the region. Amongst this count, you will find only 250 breeding individuals. They are reddish in color with very narrow black stripes.

The Siberian tigers are said to use their paws, teeth and claws as their weapon, whereas, gray wolves only uses claws and teeth only. When the Siberian Tiger and wolves have a duel, the Siberian tiger has an upper hand because their paws are strong enough to bring down the wolves. Moreover, the wolves will only be able to beat the Siberian Tiger, if they outnumber them. 8 – 10 wolves will be able to gain an edge over the Siberian Tiger.

In the northern hemisphere they are considered to be the rivals and it is believed that Siberian tigers have the potential to kill lions with their paws, claws and teeth, so you can very well imagine the condition of the wolves when they try to attack the tigers. Wolves are quite agile and much faster as compared to that of tigers and that is the reason, they are able to escape when they find the condition is not under their control.

Comparing Siberian Tiger and Gray Wolf

If the wolves come in a huge group, then they stand a chance of beating the Siberian tigers, which are much more intelligent, strong, speedy, agile and big as compared to the wolves. The Siberian male Tiger measures around 208 cm in length and their tails are long too measuring around 99 cm. This measurement shows that the Siberian Tigers are longer than the Royal Bengal Tiger as well as African lions. Their weight is about 176 kg whereas the weight of the wolf is around 110 lbs.

Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf Comparison

Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf Comparison

Their body is specialized enough to make them the world’s best hunter and an efficient one too. But, due to the strength that a Siberian tiger possesses, they fall flat in front of them. The skull of wolf is long enough measuring about 31 cm and due to this reason their neck has to be very powerful and strong. They have large canines, and the jaw line is strong enough to break the bones of the prey.

They are not known to be a fussy eater, but they prefer to feed on ungulates, which are quite similar to bison’s size. Apart from that you will see them hunting down foxes, badgers, marmots, hares, beaver, mice, hamster, ground squirrels, voles along with other rodents including, insectivores. So, you can see the wide variety of diet that they enjoy. They generally like to feed on medium size animals to small ones comfortably.

We all know tigers have the potential of hunting down bears, so it is quite natural that single wolf won’t be able to put up a strong fight at all and end up being a great meal for the tigers. The ferociousness of Siberian tigers works wonder on the herd of wolves and fights them back quite confidently.

Gray wolves are said to be social predators and they operate generally in a group to outnumber their prey. If only they come 20 at a time, they have a thin chance of hunting down the Siberian tiger, otherwise there is no way they will be able to put up even a decent fight against this Siberian tiger.

Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf Comparison Table

Animals
Gray wolf
Siberian Tiger
Kingdom
Animalia
Animalia
Family
Canidae
Felidae
Genus
Canis
Panthera
SpeciesC. lupusP.tigris
Average Length
105-160 cm
195 cm
Average Tail
29-50 cm
100 cm
Class
Mammalia
Mammalia
Area
North America, North Africa, Eurasia
Russia
Order
Carnivora
Carnivora
Teeth
Cusp pattern, heavy and large
Tigers have the largest canines of all big cat species ranging in size from 6.4 to 7.6 cm
Force
5
5
Stamina
4
4
Intelligent
5
5
Weight
36-45 kg
215.3 kg
Average Life Span
6-13 years
14 years

64 thoughts on “Compare Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf

  1. Curtis

    Tigers are stupid, not more intelligent than Wolves. Commonly known fact. Get it straight

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    1. leopard

      lol are you kidding stupid wolfaboo ? feniles are much more smarter than canines in fact

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      1. Wolfrunner

        That’s not true. Have you see what dogs have been trained to do? Have you seen the many, many triumphs canines have over felines?

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        1. doug

          the fact that feline avoid to work together with humans already convincing that felines are smarter, they refuse to live as a slave and turned into domesticated animal, and end up transformed to became a nasty breed like pugs and chihuaua

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          1. Horuos

            You have to earn the respect of cat, dogs almost always love you from the start, if they don’t, then either they were treated cruelly, or are a breed of mastiff.

          2. Jason

            You should do your research. The reason for this behavior is not because t refuses to be a slave. This is not a race of people that was enslved and are rising up. LOL. The more logical explanation is the tenure of domestication. Dogs have been domesticated for over 35,000 years, whereas cats, a little over 5,000. There are also other contributing factors and th species is changing as domestication continues. Cats that act like “dogs”, cats that use litters. Have you ever seen a lion use a cat litter? This gentleman is only creating a scenario where he provides possibilities. It’s not that serious.

          3. Myname

            Actually if you bothered to do any research you’d know that dogs happen to stick at the mentality of a wolf puppy hence why they will follow you around. Most people believe cats are more intelligent due to the fact that they play in a more exotic way but usually end up hurting themselves. The chase red dots. People have concluded that it is most likely that dos are more intelligent generally due to their brain size. Wolves are incredibly intenliget in comparison to domestic dogs.

          4. Undoomed

            Dogs are not slaves to humans, they work with humans and have a purpose in life, unlike cats. I agree that pugs and chihuahuas are nasty, but what about many other breeds? Also, Horuos, dogs do not love people unconditionally, only a select few breeds do, and even then they are still protective of their family. There are PLENTY of ugly cat breeds as well, so that point is moot. Dogs are more domesticated because we have been domesticating them for much longer, not because they are less intelligent. Why is a cat not working together with people prove it’s intelligence?

          5. James W.

            Undifferentiated..
            You evidently have little ‘hands on’
            experience with cats..

            Cats show their mindful capabilities when they wish to,
            & because they want to, not slavishly, as dogs must.
            How many dogs use a human indoor toilet cleanly,
            as cats habitually can, a thing Indian people ought to learn..

            Any bizarre/unfortunate human-caused breeding error which
            causes needless suffering for the animal is regrettable.

          6. Daisy

            Cat are the way they are because we never truly domesticated them meaning even early humans saw little need of them apart from dealing with vermin. Cats struggle to learn new things where as dog learn much faster. It depends on how you view intelligent to be fair but dog get more out of us in the long run. We lock cats inside and never let them out. And on the fucked up breeds cats have plenty of breed issues.
            And horuos I don’t think you understand a dog show affection and respect.

          7. James W.

            Doug,
            you are correct.
            Cats of all kinds will show their skills when THEY want to..

            From an indoor house-cat using the human toilet inc’ flushing it,
            ( >1/2 the humans in India – cant even do do that – let alone dogs).
            to a huge circus lion showing off, by walking a tightrope.

            I do think that humans ought to be forbidden from breeding
            deformed & genetically flawed pets though, whether dog, cat, or whatever..

            Evolutionary advances allowed the cats to take the role of apex predator in
            many settings & sizes, with the hardest, but most rewarding prey area being
            Africa, where cats from small to very big – make a living, & the lion is boss..
            ..& dogs have to steer well clear of them big mean ones..

            A case in point – look up the 19th century instance of Britain’s gamest fighting
            dogs being pitted against a vicious lion named ‘Wallace’ – he appeared to enjoy
            ‘ruining’ the poor mutts..

        2. Aka/Tony

          Actually, felines are much smarter. Work dogs work so they can survive with humans. They also do it to please us. Cats just chose not to. Because they can live without a pack, unlike dogs. Also cats have developed a hunting strategy that puts dogs to shame. My real name is jack, btw.

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    2. Tigercrasher

      That’s the most stupidest thing you could ever say to an awesome tiger. Wolves cry to their dad at night, tiger are extremely intelligent u idiot

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    3. ???

      well actually tigers have bigger brains then wolves and it is scientifically proven that they are smarter then wolves, FOR YOUR INFORMATION!!!!

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      1. Some Guy

        well the bigger the brain doesnt mean that they are smarter.

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  2. Ted

    Forget the tiger killing the wolf. My ten pound tabby would kill both. How dumb of a question. Please, stick to reasonable ones that people would actually question. Tiger vs. wolf is so stupid. Intelligence? Who the heck would know? Did either of them sit for an IQ test? Please, people.

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    1. joel

      you idiot tiger are way stronger than once it killed 3 wolfes at the same time how can it lose idiot

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  3. Anonymous

    Siberian Tiger is far too large and powerful even for 4 to 5 wolves.
    5+ wolves just MAY have advantage, since they’re attacking from many directions, but tiger is very agile too.
    In Siberia, wolf packs are known to avoid single tigers. They’d just run away if the tiger roared thunderously if they haven’t died from heart failure yet.

    You need large wolf packs against one tiger.

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    1. Anonymous

      No Anonymous, even 5+ wolves can’t stand a chance.
      You need around 10 to 12 of them.
      Siberian Tiger is too large and powerful armed with horrific claws and large teeth. Plus, it’s so heavily built that it isn’t gonna feel a thing.
      Tiger is also very agile.

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      1. Aka/Tony

        Agreed. We need to focus on the size and strength of the wolf compared to the tiger. In reality, you need like, 20 wolves to beat a tiger.

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    1. Iakov V.

      In Russia, bear is employed as circus clown, who must not attempt unicycle after heavy vodka session!
      If such advice is ignored, unicycle finishes battle on top, 100% of tries!

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    2. James Anthony Carrano

      in america you eat hamburger in soviet russia hamburger eat you

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  4. Gina

    Male Siberian Tigers sometimes eat bears. Tigers, no matter what species, are way to strong for a single wolf, also for a whole pack. I’ve seen a video long time ago, where a bengal tigress beat up a pack of 14-16 dobermans in only a few minutes. The dogs were trained to hunt such huge beasts, but the tiger beats all of them only one time with a single paw-strike or bite, until they were dead. Bengal tigers fight with elephants and also against more than 1-2 water buffalos a time. In ancient rome, tigers ALWAYS win every fight against male african lions. In a zoo, a young tiger hit a mature african lion on his head only one time and he died in his own puddle of blood. A male siberian tiger have a strike power of 1,3 tons in each paw! Even bears avoid tigers and will run away, if they smell a single one. (Not always! A male siberian tiger would rather attack a bear than a female, because they’re not as huge and heavy as a male. But yes, sometimes there are also bears who will kill a tiger.) If even lions, elephants, water buffalos, bears and a huge pack of aggressive and skilled dogs will definitely NOT win against such a massive beast, then you can be sure that a wolf or even a pack also can’t be able to win.

    And no, the tiger ist not my favorite animal and I don’t hate wolves – I love both of them! And sorry for my bad English, it’s not my native language.

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  5. Lol an annoying person

    Well to be honest it is know for Tigers to be extremely intelligent animals as well they are known to be some of the most muscular animals alive. In fact in a different country there was a Tiger who Killed 436 people or more, so eventually they sent the army after it but was so clever it got away and continued killing people until a skilled hunter named John cobbett killed it. So in conclusion A tiger would surely win but that doesn’t mean wolves are cool 🙂

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  6. Ross Wind

    In India the Bengal tiger has a hard time to defend itself from half a dozen wild dogs. A film show two middle size dogs making a large Siberian tiger back off, panic, and runaway. Tigers never attack a bear by the front. It is by surprise by the back. Never a mature male bear. In the Lion vs tiger historical films combats, the male lion was victorious. In all of them the tigers tried to runaway. The mighty lions are great courageous frontal attackers not the tigers. They are mainly rear attackers.

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    1. Dave

      not really, those historical films where the fights were totally manipulated and fixed to favor the lions

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  7. Zack

    If the dire wolf still existed that tiger would be as good as dead!! and heck those tigers won’t even be remembered (especially since cats are stupid ass motherfuckers and Dogs are smart as hell) while felines are busy sucking Canine balls, WOLVES & DOGS are too busy being number 1!!
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    1. Argya Raushan

      lol if a dire wolf is still alive they would get their asses kicked by tigers even more than gray wolves they’re more muscular than the gray wolf but they have short legs making them slower and more vulnerable to attacks made by tigers

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      1. Peter

        Right, even if they somehow had T Rex power jaws they won’t get to employ if they can’t get past the tiger’s paws! Don’t get me wrong I respect most predators including canids but they never were about being supreme individually, dogs just aren’t very good alone. As a pack they have a better hit rate than big cats hands down but they don’t prey on the same things that often anyway to compare & hit rate is just half the fight, stronger predators will bully them off their hard earned kills given the chance. The most successful predator anyway is the fox!

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  8. Mayank336@yahoo.co.in

    Tiger is an exception the size of mind decrease with increasing size in cats but tigers mind is bigger his bite force is more than a lion plus his one paw swipe is end of life for any wolf

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  9. Don

    Out of all the fights this one is the biggest joke. Tiger hands down. We aren’t talking pack vs 1 tiger. Wolf vs tiger. Get a clue!

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  10. Passion

    Why even compare a heavyweight contender with a lightweight contender.
    I believe if they were the same size wolves would win.

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    1. Peter

      Nah even if the wolf was considerably bigger it would lose, canids are inferior lb for lb in feats of strength, bite goes to canids but they haven’t the agility or reflexes to make use of it anyway fast enough. A tiger sized wolf would not be as nimble as a 60kg wolf anyway it’s subject to the same laws as to why a big cat isn’t as agile as a small cat.

      Agreed is a silly match up to even contemplate for a 1v1, a pack vs a tiger is much more reasonable and even then… Seen a wolf pack of 10 or so back off from an asian hyena, far inferior beast to even a leopard let alone a tiger!

      Wolves have the means to take down bigger things than tigers, they live on such prey but of course those are herbivores, for sure they will not choose to predate on big cats or bears most cases. Now people forget to factor the environment too, if it’s a night battle then no way will that favour the canids, inferior vision and hearing.

      And some real morons here to think cats are stupid, yes so stupid they dominated most continents as the apex predators and most cases as lone hunters, dogs let’s face it most cases aren’t that smart individually at all, the alphas of the pack are comparable to cats calling the shots but the rest just aren’t. Is so stereotypical people confusing following orders as intelligence, such tools from society!

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      1. James W.

        Peter,
        Good post, ‘cept..
        ..you’ll have to revise your ideas about..

        “…bite goes to canids…”

        It doesn’t.
        Feline jaws are proportionately shorter, so have greater leverage,
        & are adapted to make a killing bite – not a simple slashing cut, or basic hold..
        Feline teeth make deeper penetrations to disrupt/destroy underlying structures..
        & they won’t bother with laboriously grinding down big bones..

        I was amazed to watch my pet housecat – who is such a dainty eater of pet food..
        ..deal to a large rat – to eat, he savagely/rapidly bit along the length of its body..
        ..to disjoint its skeleton & separate the connective tissues..
        ..when I returned, he’d kindly left me only the rat’s face..
        ..the skull 1/2 with its brains – were already greedily eaten..

        & he readily crunches through left-over turkey leg bones,
        for the rich marrow, inside..

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  11. Sagar Rai

    Siberian Tiger vs Gray wolf?! Is that even a comparison? Obviously tiger wins each time. You would need around 10 wolves attacking the tiger at same time to defeat him.

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  12. Peter

    27% of people that voted are idiots. Can they name a single environment that has big cats larger than wolves that is not ruled by felids? No coincidence dogs are never on top of the foodchain when big cats are about and if wolves are the apex predator of North America it certainly isn’t cos a single wolf can withstand any bear as a regular case or any cat remotely close to a tiger in size.

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  13. Mr assassins

    Okay let get this straight, we are talking about wild canine and wild feline, a domestic cats and dogs has nothing to do with this.

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    1. James W.

      Mr Asss…
      Get this:
      both domestic dogs & cats were wild ’til only recently..
      ..in evolutionary terms, & although excess human interference
      surely has ruined many breeds, a regular ordinary housecat is..
      .. still.. 95% genetically related to the big cat species..

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  14. Swapnil

    Siberian tiger vs Gray wolf? Is that even a debate? It would take approximately 4-6 wolves to handle a single tiger.

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    1. James W.

      Swampy..
      Siberian tigers, in fact..
      persecute wolves found in their territory,
      as lions routinely do too, to the equivalent canines
      living in Africa..

      Maybe you’ve heard too many old dhobi-wallah tales..
      of bengal tigers being chewed up like a carrot, by
      packs o wild d’hole dogs in British India.

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  15. rob

    Peter
    May 22, 2017
    27% of people that voted are idiots. Can they name a single environment that has big cats larger than wolves that is not ruled by felids? No coincidence dogs are never on top of the foodchain when big cats are about and if wolves are the apex predator of North America it certainly isn’t cos a single wolf can withstand any bear as a regular case or any cat remotely close to a tiger in size.

    Wolves are not the Apex predator in North America. That honor belongs to the Polar Bear. Polar bears are the largest carnivore that walks the planet.

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    1. James W.

      Nah rob..
      Polar bears are not true carnivores.
      They are a brownie that has lately adapted to a
      diet of bubber sucking – with not much else available..
      in the frozen wastes of the north, due to a short summer.

      Whitey bears do go in for dumpster diving when they
      get the chance though.. & retain the big omnivore bear
      gut needed to digest such human sourced garbage,
      yet when they do venture to more southerly climes,
      tend to be bullied by their brownie bro’s & wolf packs,
      as well..

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  16. Swapnil

    James W.
    Ok, let me ask you if your are really stupid or something. And what do you mean by dhobi-wala stories ehh?

    Tigers can kill a full grown Wolf. The Wolf doesn’t stand a chance against the Tiger. Look at their fucking size the difference between their strength and you will get your fucking answer.

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    1. James W.

      Swampy..
      “Really stupid”?
      That is how you present, for sure..

      If you could read & comprehend correctly..
      ..you’d perhaps understand.. that I clearly stated..
      Big cats persecute wild dog species.. including wolves..

      Fanciful Indian folk tales of d’holes habitualy hunting tigers..
      ..have no more basis in reality.. than your coarse blathering..

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    2. Aka/Tony

      JJ you just got roasted. But Swapnil, my man… JJ agrees with you on this one, and frankly, I do too, (you’re stupid if you don’t agree with you on this one, lol.) So no need to cuss him out until lion vs tiger. Then we can cuss him out. YAAY!!!!

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  17. Christiana

    If you want to prove this fact you need to have the same opinion on both. You can’t love cats more than dog to prove this and you can’t love dogs more than cats to prove this. You need to love them equally.

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  18. Christiana

    If you want to prove this fact you need to have the same opinion on both. You can’t love cats more than dog to prove this and you can’t love dogs more than cats to prove this. You need to love them equally. I personally like dogs more than cats to I would think that a animals related dogs are smarter than animals related to cats. I don’t really think a single wolf is stronger than a tiger sadly. I would think that a big pack would be stronger and smarter than a tiger though.

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    1. James W.

      AKA/Puppy..
      Look kid..

      You can’t figure fact from fantasy..
      ..you even ‘believe’ that your ‘opinion’ – is better than true facts!

      & so – you ignore actual scientifically verifed facts..
      ..which invalidate your badly flawed ‘opinion’..
      But, in reality kid, you lose.. & are a useless troll..

      Back to the thread.. clearly, the wolf is just dog food – to the tiger..

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