Compare Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf

By | September 18, 2021

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

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The Siberian tiger and gray wolf are two of the most amazing wild animals on the Earth. These two creatures live a unique lifestyle with different feeding and breeding patterns. A fight between them is not something that has ever been recorded or even witnessed. It would be interesting to see how the two animals will pounce on each other and who the winner will be.

Several factors may determine how that duel will end. For starters, the larger and stronger animal has an upper hand. The Siberian tiger is physically bigger than the gray wolf. The strength and alignment of claws and paws is definitely something that will play a major role in determining the winner of the fight.

The Siberian Tiger has an upper hand if the fight takes place in climatic conditions where it is normally found or used to. If the battleground is somewhere the Gray Wolf is used to, then it has an upper hand. Here is a summary of the facts and information about the two animals. These facts and information will help gauge how a war between the two animals is likely to go.

Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf Comparison

Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf Comparison

Siberain Tiger Facts and information.

  • Scientific name is Panthera tigris tigris.
  • Also known as Amur tiger.
  • Current population is less than 4,000.
  • Males are larger than females.
  • Can grow to a length of 3.3 meters (10.75 feet).
  • Tail is almost 1 meter long for males and slightly less for females.
  • Maximum weight is 300kg (660 pounds).
  • Considered as endangered species.
  • Siberian Tigers are the largest animals in the cat family.
  • Has a thick layer of fat and massive fur.
  • Color is red-yellowish with dark brown stripes.
  • Endemic to and mostly found in Russia and some parts of China and North Korea. Most of them (more than 90%) are found in the Russian mountains of Sikhote-Alin and Primorye province.
  • Live in areas that are rarely occupied by humans and therefore their habitat isn’t significantly affected by human activities.
  • Trophy hunters and poachers pose the biggest threat to the survival of this species.
  • Powerful hunters that are also solitary and territorial. Mark their territories by leaving a strong scent on tree backs and rocks.
  • Carnivorous animals that can walk for several kilometers in search of prey including elks, wild boar, Moose, gorals, deer, Manchuria wapitis, pikas, salmon, hares and ungulate animals.
  • Are nocturnal in nature.
  • Known to hide and camouflage with the environment before pouncing on prey when at striking distance. This makes them have very high success rate during hunting missions.
  • Can eat almost 30 kg of meat at a go but normally eat way less than that.
  • Tend to avoid any contact with humans but may attack if threatened. They also tend to come closer to human habitation whenever they are injured, sick or not able to hunt.
  • Females give birth to a maximum of 6 cubs during each reproduction cycle.
  • Males don’t participate in raising cubs.
  • Females take care of young ones for the first three years.
  • Cubs normally start hunting when they are about 18 months old.
  • Sexual reproduction age is about 4 years.
  • Gestation period is about three and a half months.
  • Lifespan is up to 18 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.

Gray Wolves Facts and information

  • Scientific name is Canis lupus.
  • Also known as timber wolf or western wolf.
  • Largest animals in the dog family.
  • Males are larger than females.
  • Average length is about 2 meters (6.5 feet).
  • Average height is up to 80cm (32 inches).
  • Average weight is up to 60 kg (130 pounds).
  • Average lifespan is up to 9 years in the wild and up to 12 years in captivity.
  • Current population of the Gray wolves is about 25, 000.
  • Carnivorous animals that feed on animals such as elk, deer, moose, lizard, Snake, bird, fish, caribou and other smaller animals.
  • Not considered as endangered species.
  • Rarely attack humans even though they are widely feared.
  • Sometimes attack domestic animals.
  • Mostly found in Asia, Canada, the US state of Alaska and some countries in Europe.
  • Live a communal lifestyle with a pack consisting of up to 10 animals.
  • Walk for long distances (up to 20 kilometers per day) in their hunting missions.
  • Hierarchical animals with each pack having one dominant male and one female following closely behind.
  • The dominant male and female are the only reproducing animals in a pack. Once the puppies reach maturity, they leave the pack to establish their own packs.
  • Both males and females participate in taking care of young ones.
  • Females give birth to up to 7 young ones in each reproduction cycle.
  • Gestation period is about 63 days.
  • Normally mate in the months of January and February.
  • Maturation age is about 19 months after which puppies can start to hunt.
  • For communication, gray wolves howl, growl, whine or bark.
  • Normally hunt at dawn or dusk.
  • Color is different tinges of gray with black and/or white patches.
  • Can run at a maximum speed of about 65 Kilometers per hour.

Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf Comparison Table

Gray wolf
Siberian Tiger
SpeciesC. lupusP.tigris
Average Length
105-160 cm
195 cm
Average Tail
29-50 cm
100 cm
North America, North Africa, Eurasia
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
36-45 kg
215.3 kg
Average Life Span
6-13 years
14 years

Comparing Siberian Tiger and Gray Wolf

After considering all these facts and information, it can be concluded that the Siberian Tiger has higher chances of emerging as the winner. A Siberian tiger has stronger paws that will give it an upper hand if it ever finds itself in a fight with a gray wolf. Siberian tigers are actually thought to be strong enough to fight an African Lion.

The only way gray wolves will emerge as winners is if they capitalize on numbers such that several of them attack a Siberian tiger. Even when outnumbered, the tiger will not let go easily. It will put up a strong fight and use its streamlined body and powerful muscles to either run away or injure several gray wolves.

When it comes to intelligence and cognitive abilities, between the two species Siberian tigers are highly ranked. This means that they can waylay a gray wolf and attack without giving any warning signs.

Gray wolves are also not the kind of animals known to chicken out and walk away. A gray wolf will put up a big fight and ensure that it leaves the tiger with significant injuries that may also be fatal with time.

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117 thoughts on “Compare Siberian Tiger vs Gray Wolf

  1. Curtis

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

    1. leopard

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

      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?

        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

          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.

            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.

            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..

          8. Shawn A MacNeil

            Lol. Haven’t you ever heard of a PRIDE? It is the same damn thing as a pack, except for felines. This is like one of those “which came first? the egg or the chicken ?”questions. Which is better? Cat or dog? Who cares. It’s just a bunch of opinions and no real answer. Why debate it?

          9. Thomas

            I love both. Fact of the matter is is if your cat could eat you it would. Dogs are looking to make friends. Build a pack. Cats will kill you the second they think they can.

        2. Poison Serpent

          Shut up fool and btw Siberian tigers are much bigger then 215 kg which is only 476 pounds. Siberian tigers can be up to 900 pound and the length is up to 15 feet Wolves don’t stand a chance. I’ve seen a tiger kill a lion instantly by escaping from A zoo and going into the lion territory and cut it’s jaguar vein killing it instantly. Wolves don’t stand a chance.

        3. LunarWolf

          Psh Wolves rule earth so true they are apex rank haha tiger noobs u make me die of laughter tigers will go down son!
          Dude get it right

        4. Cadaver Stigmata

          A lion male is twice the size of a spotted hyena and three to four times as heavy, and one single paw stroke can kill an adult hyena. Hyenas, therefore, are careful during encounters with adult lions for good reason.
          Tigers are dangerous opponents for dholes, as they have sufficient strength to kill a dhole with a single paw strike. Dhole packs may steal leopard kills, while leopards may kill dholes if they encounter them singly or in pairs.
          Wolf bite force: 400
          Jaguar bite force: 2,000

      2. LordApolloGaming

        feline are smart, but wolves have more teamwork and is hence a lot smarter than solitary animals like the tiger

    2. ???

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

      1. Some Guy

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

      1. Hyaenidae

        Shut up Leroy. Domestic cats are smarter than domestic dogs but wolves beat out tigers intelligence-wise. Still lose the fight.

      2. Josh

        As a canine lover and enthusiast, that is not really true. dogs aren’t entirely dumb and wolves are hardly any dumber they are actually smarter than cats or felines and canines (wolves or dogs, except for the ugly ones) are rated one of the smartest animals on earth!

    3. cjt

      Maybe not more intelligent but hardly stupid. No cat is stupid. Even wolves aren’t as intelligent as animals such as crows or dolphins (which would recognize themselves in the mirror.)

    4. Fred Flintstone

      you are wrong stupid get it straight tigers are used to being on their own and rely on superior brainpower to get their food and stay alive

    5. DancingKittyKatz

      wolves are LOYAL, loyalty doesnt mean smarter! Tigers (and cats in general) are way smarter than you might think, nearly every sceintist saying they are equal in intelligence

      1. David

        It’s not loyalty it’s a hierarchy system based on the best leader and the one that can help the entire pack. Now I would argue that the only feline even close to that are lions. But the male’s often eat the young and the only hierarchy system there is male and female. Showing that cats don t care for others, which in turn shows they don’t see the benefits as well. Meaning again they don’t have the planning and sense to see the future. Which as you all know contributes to intelligence. Thank you my name Dave.

    6. Marco

      a wolf would slowly get in the tigers head and start to push the tiger to a exhausting chase over months even…then when the tiger feels ready to to fight do to extreme fatigue the tiger begins having haunting dreams with minimal sleep that weaken the soul. The wolf is a very sacred animal. Nothing in the world can undermine the wolf. (Go read stories about trappers hunting down a wolf)

  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.

    1. Poison Serpent

      I saw a video of a siberian tiger take on 3 male lions and kill 2 of them plus he was in a cave so the tiger had a disadvantage if it was in a big field. The tiger would of used all of his abilities

  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.

    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.

      1. Lia

        Anonymous, that is actually incorrect. You wouldn’t need 10-12 wolves to kill a tiger, have you seen how big and powerful these wolves are getting? If you look up pictures of wolf hunting you will find these big wolves, some even look like they are the size of a tiger. I’d say it would take about 5-8 of these huge wolves to kill a tiger, the reason why i’d say 5-8 is because like all felines they are very flexible. So they could bend all kinds of ways to escape from the wolf’s jaw if the wolf was able to actually get a grip and bite it.

        1. AP

          Nah… If the wolves really want to succeed in taking down a tiger, they might even need more than 10-12 in their pack. I would say 15-20 would be ideal (and even then, at least half of them would die in the process).

          Wolves are indeed very cool, majestic, and downright scary, muscle bound predators, with jaws meant for killing, but this only in comparison to humans, domestic dogs, and other smaller animals. AFAIK, there are no extant wolves the size of a tiger.

          The tiger simply has too much of a strength advantage in this match up. Add to the fact that tigers have three inch claws, dagger like four inch canines, lightening fast paw swipes which are powerful enough to break the skull of a large buffalo, 5-8 wolves would not stand a chance.

          1. AP

            And like you stated, all felines are very flexible and agile. Lions, who are less flexible and agile than tigers, have single handedly taken out clans of 10-15 hyenas in Africa. So I think fighting 5-8 wolves would be like a walk in the park for an adult tiger.

          2. AP

            Sorry, I meant, “which gives them greater agility”

    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!

    2. James Anthony Carrano

      in america you eat hamburger in soviet russia hamburger eat you

      1. Hyaenidae

        In Soviet Russia, bear pass out drunk in hamburger meat, gets hair in people faces

      2. Poison Serpent

        Yeah okay even though are government is the most powerful. What do you think of our cia? You like? Hahaha. How about there torture techniques you like that to?

  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.

  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 🙂

  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.

    1. Dave

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

    2. cjt

      Yeahhh right! That’s why it is said that the tigers were CHAMPIONS of the roman collosseum back in the day. They were the favourites to bet on vs the lions, hands down. The tigers won almost every time.

    3. AP

      Ross Wind,
      You need to stop being so biased towards the Lion and hating on the Tiger. I am making this statement after reading many of your posts – not just this one.

      Your post is full of factual errors. For starters, a pack of Dholes will only attack a Tiger if it is a cub, juvenile, or a sick individual. A healthy adult (even a small female) will NOT be attacked.

      Would you mind providing us the link of that film where the two dogs backed up a Siberian Tiger? Assuming this is true, the only reason the Tiger would back down is because they are smart – they don’t want to risk injury which might hinder their hunting abilities. A Lion would not back down because it has a pride to protect him. If the Tiger wanted to, it would take him less than 10 seconds to slaughter those two dogs.

      Also, both Lions and Tigers are ambush predators. Lions only do frontal attacks when they are in prides. In fact, go on YouTube and check out that video where a Tiger takes on a large Gaur FACE to FACE.

      FYI: There have been cases of Tigers doing frontal attacks on large Brown bears.

      1. AP

        Also, fights in captivity are not reliable because none of the animals are in healthy condition.

        That being said, the tiger was the one who used to emerge victorious in captivity, not the lion.

        If history interests you, in India, Akbar the Great arranged a fight between a lion and a tiger. He bet on the lion, and had to pay 37,000 rupees after the lion got mauled by the tiger.

        Also, in 1960 cage fights, usually a fight between a Siberian tiger and African lion would be a toss up. However, when cruel promoters started using Bengal tigers, the most aggressive feline on the planet, it was all tiger. The lions did not stand a chance.

        So here is some advice, Ross Wind. Quit being biased, and do some research.

        1. James W.

          you are incorrect.

          Do a fact check,
          & accept the most reliable accounts.

          Circus beastmasters from Roman times
          made it their business to put on a good show.
          ( this was their business, after all).

          This could not be done by sick or injured animals..
          (& esp’ cats.. since they perform as – they like – to)..

          Lions, just as in nature – are dominant over other
          beasts.. the title ‘King’ is a well considered one.
          Circus beastmasters back this longheld view.

          AP, it is you – who needs to focus less on your
          perception of ‘bias’, & learn be more open-minded
          to the established facts, when backed by best evidence.

          1. AP

            James W,

            Let me start of by saying that I am NOT biased. I don’t like to compliment my self all the time, but I am confident enough to state that I am easily the most unbiased person in these threads. I always address both sides of the argument – and I have even admitted that lion is more than capable of killing a healthy tiger.

            You can easily go on google, and search up everything I mentioned in my previous post. You will learn that these events actually happened – from reliable sources. If you can’t find anything, I am more than happy to provide links.

            Also, you misinterpreted what I meant by captivity. I am not talking about circuses – obviously circuses have to keep healthy animals. I am talking about cage fights – these are completely different from circuses. Caged animals were starved and beaten by cruel humans. Captive lions and tigers are not nearly as powerful as their wild counterparts – how can you not know this?

          2. James W.

            Ido know..
            As anatomical studies show,bone development is stunted
            by captivity, even in well fed captives, since they do not have
            to/cannot – hunt & exert themselves to kill their prey, pro-actively.

            & that is why I note ‘pride boss lion’ as a combat exemplar
            of the panthera breed, due to his proven skill & experience.

            A captive raised cat never has that true carnivore upbringing,
            & will never match a wildbred rival, as the best circus beastmasters
            well knew, & they preferred wild-caught performers for that reason.

          3. AP

            James W,
            Ok, good. You are aware of this fact. You are so right – captive animals a have all sort of health issues – including stunted growth.

            This is exactly why I don’t like to use fights from captivity (especially ones from the Roman Collesseum) as an indication of what would happen in the wild.

            If you are supporting the lion, this is good for you.

    4. AP

      Ross Wind,
      I already refuted the rest of your post about a month ago. But I need to ask you something. Why are you mentioning lions under tiger vs. wolf thread?

  7. 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

    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!


    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

  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!

  10. Passion

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

    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!

      1. James W.

        Good post, ‘cept..’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.. to a large rat – to eat, he savagely/rapidly bit along the length of its body.. 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..

        1. AP

          James W,
          “Thanks” for the imagery of your pet house cat killing the rat…

          You are right – felines generally bite harder than canines.

          However – not always, but sometimes, even at similar sizes, canids can bite harder than felids.

          In fact, check this link out:

          The cougar and the wolf are of similar sizes, but the wolf’s bite force is 406 PSI while the cougar’s is 350 PSI. It is not a huge difference – and the cougar, in fact, would win in a fight, but it is still worth noting.

          1. James W.

            Ah no.. that site you linked..
            is simply populist & unscientific pap.

            Try some actual research articles instead.
            & at that, make sure their estimates are
            done will valid variable control.

            Studies of cat brains show that the neurological
            complex that guides their biting force is highly
            developed, to enable them to precisely place their
            long, penetrative canines into the most vulnerable
            spots, such as between vertebrae, to damage nerve bundles
            & without hitting the thick bone & damaging them.

            Live cat subjects on test, seldom voluntarily bite as
            hard as they are capable of doing, a fact proven by
            experimentation by scientists directly stimulating
            the bite response from within the cat’s brain..

            That said, cougars are noted to apply hard bites which
            pierce the skull of opponents directly including during
            mortal combat with another, rival cougar, which is
            a far tougher fight to win, than one versus a lone wolf…

          2. AP

            James W,
            Ok, I understand what you are trying to say. Perhaps that site was unscientific…

            I did not know that cougars bite through their opponents skull. I thought that was jaguars?

      2. Hyaenidae

        Tiger wins, wolves are still WAY smarter. I think domestic cats are smarter than tigers, and tigers are smarter than lions.

  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.

  12. 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.

    1. Hyaenidae

      Cats are descendant from the African wild cat, not big cats. Not lynx, either; despite what Blue Buffalo says (The same company that thinks wolves have BLUE EYES! HA!)

    2. Death Bucket

      Humans share approximately 98% of their DNA with chimps, 70% with slugs, and 50% with bananas.
      The % that is not shared is what makes all the difference. Therefore, with 5% different genetics, animals could be completely different, in behaviour, size, physical makeup, brain size, aggressiveness, etc.

  13. Swapnil

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

    1. James W.

      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.

        1. AP

          for sure – before the tiger is “rug”, at least a 100 of those dogs would be dead.

  14. rob

    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.

    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..

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. James W.

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

    If you could read & comprehend correctly..’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..

  18. James W.

    Look kid..

    You can’t figure fact from fantasy.. 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..

    1. F... James W

      James W i think you are more flawed then Aka/Tony and it is you that ignores scientific facts and thinks lions are all high and mighty when a tiger can kill it and not lose a moments rest

  19. Hyaenidae

    Real dire wolf or fake dire wolf?
    Real: 3 ft tall, 195 pounds, shorter, more powerful legs, stronger muzzle, smaller brain than grey, slower than grey
    Fake: Size of a donkey, longer muzzle and legs, smarter than grey, and faster

  20. Raven

    Tiger wins..easily. Even against a normal pack (she won’t survive for long anyhow, but she could one shot swipe any of them or one bite). However… if wolves gas her out…she’ll have a hard time… and they can gas her out for fun.
    The question is how much more smart the wolves can be to deply such tactic. They do it to steal food from cougars…even 2 of them can gas it out and it has more stamina than a tiger, though it has half the power…
    1v1 however the wolf has NO CHANCE. A pack… maybe steal her food… not win a deathmatch.
    Also, yes wolves are smarter than any feline… they are smarter than dogs… and they can deploy tactics for various hunts…Felines are more…cunning. Not as much strategy as more of a reaction.

  21. Tiger Black

    The tiger logically god-stomps wolves easily. What can a wolf do against a tiger? He practically can not do anything, rather the wolf would have to run away, because the tiger tears him apart. Even if it’s a pack, the wolves are no match for a fully grown tiger.
    So sut up wolves fanboys!

  22. AP

    One on one, the Tiger wins almost every single time. It is many times larger, stronger, and is equipped with huge claws and canines. Unless the Wolf does not latch on to the Tiger’s throat and choke it out without getting pounded to death, the Tiger wins 10/10 times.

    A healthy male Tiger in his physical prime could easily handle a pack of 10-15 Wolves. The Wolves could attack from multiple sides, but the Tiger’s agility also comes into play. Plus, it usually does not take more than a single bite or paw swipe for a Tiger to kill a Wolf.

  23. John Castro

    i think the grey wolf wins sure the tiger is bigger but the wolf has a bigger brain and hunt in packs finally heres what i think. the tiger charges at the fist wolf then the other wolf bites and the third wolf bite also there are 15 wolfs the tiger bites but when the tiger bites a wolf another wolf bites wolfs are biting and biting till he tiger retreats.

  24. John Castro

    i think the wolf wins sure the tiger is bigger but the wolf has a bigger brain and hunt in packs the tiger can kill 1 wolf but others of the pack can bite back they bite and bite until the tiger wins i think 20.

  25. James W.

    The wolf is not suicidal..
    so his only chance is to detect the tiger..
    before the big cat is close enough to catch him,
    & then flee for his life..

  26. That anon

    For all you people who think cats are better, you need to shut up and get some logic. Canines joined humans because they knew that we would take the land sooner or later, so they decided to join us so they could live. If felines though like canines, they would be much better off. And dogs are much more intelligent than cats. They have more common sense than cats. Everyone saying that dogs are dumb and cats are better, you need to get your facts straight, because we know your just an eight year old noob who didn’t pass second grade. Get a brain, if it can fit inside your head. Dogs have adapted to survive alongside humans as loyal companions, and that’s why they are labeled “Man’s best friend”. Cats? “Man’s worst enemy”.

    1. AP

      That anon,
      If you are talking about pets, I agree with you. Ok, sure, I would rather keep a cat instead of a snarling bull mastiff, but for the most part, dogs are much better as pets. Cats legit look evil and they look like they want to shred you to pieces – in fact, studies have shown that if house cats were the size of big dogs like mastiffs, rottweillers, etc. they would prey on us.

      That being said, big cats, like lions, tigers, jaguars, etc. , to me, are far cooler and more majestic than dogs (including wolves – though I still think wolves are cool and majestic). It is really a shame, that house cats, those evil little monsters, share the same DNA as lions, tigers, jaguars, etc. It really is a shame.

      1. James W.


        The shame for you is,
        you just are so.. biased..
        & yeah, so heavily biased..
        it blinds you.. to reality..

        If cats you meet don’t like you..
        then they know.. you are a creep..

        1. AP

          James W’s logic:

          I can hate on dogs and bears and love lions, but that is not biased.

          If AP makes the slightest remarks about cats, he is biased.

          Look dude, the reality is that, yes, there are house cats which are kind and loving (my sophomore year Lit teacher had a cat like that), but scientific research on these animals have shown that dogs are more loving and caring towards their owners. Why do you think they say that a dog is a man’s best friend? Has anybody ever said that cats are a man’s best friend?

          It is not that cats dislike me. I dislike them.

  27. James W.

    Wolves have always been the enemy.. fool..

    Pet dog owners want servile slaves,
    who’ll suffer & put up with all kinds of abuse..
    or, they belong to the.. emotionally insecure loser category..

    A decent cat will decide.. if you are worthy..

  28. I’m a person

    If it’s a large pack of wolves I would give it to the wolf but any smaller of a pack I give it to the tiger.

  29. Sam The Wolf

    Wolves may be smarter, but tigers would definitely win in a one-on-one fight. Tigers are bigger, stronger, and have more than their teeth to fight. They normally take down big prey by themselves, whereas a wolf needs other wolves to help take down big prey.

    If one were to bet on a fight between the two, it would be a mistake to bet on the wolf.

    1. I’m a person

      I think that it’s supposed to be a wolf pack against a tiger like what would happen in the wild in russsia. But you are right a tiger would beat a wolf one on one.

  30. Sher Khan

    You would need more than ten fully grown male timberwolves in their primes, to even stand a chance of taking down a male tiger.

    If lions can persecute hyenas regularily, than tigers can do the same to.

  31. Bobby cornett

    Wolves and tigers are basically equal regardless of the differences . As for domestication there is something about cats including domestic cats that can’t be tamed not that theyre stupid or that dogs are smarter just different . I do think that it would be a challenge though to take a wolf from the wild and attempt to train it to be like lassie or old yeller . A wild cat would be even more difficult

  32. 4hhhh

    How is this even a topic? A 650-700 lb animal vs one that’s 100 – 140 lbs.

  33. Terry

    Why even compare these two animals!! The tiger would kill the wolf instantly and with not much effort.
    And the sentence saying it’s thought that a tiger might even be able to take on a lion is stupid, it’s documented that tigers kill lions nearly every time!
    Even the romans noted that when they faced off in the coliseum the tiger won almost all the time.

  34. Marc Rodriguez

    Are you all living in a fantasy world LOL. If cats were anywhere near as close as dogs then they would be able to comprehend simple commands such as sitting or even waiting to eat their food. A wolf and a tiger are just bigger versions of those so when extrapolated anyone with half a brain will be able to realize that the wolf would come out victorious. This is just the natural order and science will easily back this.

  35. luke

    the wolf is more fast and lives in a pack so the tiger is a lone wolf so it it dost not put up a fight

  36. greywolf

    it mite kill a 1 or 2 mabe 3 of but the wolfs will kill the tiger

  37. tiger king

    the tiger is so cool and big it will kill the wolf pake you dom dom


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