Expert: Dewey D. Jorin - 5/30/2007
Hey Dewey, Aint sure if you anwered this already, but who would win out of a Siberian Tiger against a Grizzly Bear. Do these animals actually meet in the wild.
Technically, they do not coexist in the wild. Grizzlies are actually a subspecies of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) and are found only in North America.
However, brown bears can also be found in Siberia, but they belong to another subspecies, the Siberian Brown Bear, which is about as big as Grizzly bears.
Do they meet with tigers? Yes, and they are deadly enemies. There are reports of tigers killing adult bears while they were hibernating, or sometimes attacking them when awake (tigers will usually attack only females and cubs, but some large males have also been taken down). However, bears are usually to powerful for even a tiger to handle. Recently, two large male Siberian tigers were killed by Brown bears. It seems that bears try to steal prey from tigers, and since tigers are not really into sharing, fights are common. Or they used to be, at least. Today there are only a few siberian tigers, and encounters with bears (which are also endangered), are rare.
So, who would win? Sometimes the bear, sometimes the tiger, that´s what actual encounters tell us...
Ok so this settles the score for now but wait a minute.
50/50 for the Tiger/Bear but this is face to face encounter over a kill.
Bear hibernating would lose almost instantly, it shouldn't even count but from a scientific point of view, every bit counts right? 2-1 for Tigers. an incident that happened recently in Russia, where a Siberian tiger killed atleast 8 adult male bears & camped on each kill.
Bears are powerful and i ain't taking any credits from them but i think it's a known fact that hibernating bears(Male or Female) all fall victim to the tigers and die. this has been documented.
Usually a male brown bear tries to steal a tigress's kill & Male Tigers chases off the female adult bears to kill the cubs, but when the males collide face to face , it's all based on individuals/agression etc despite the huge size of the bears, they are deadly and viscious but not as agile as
Tigers. many scientists give both the edge so in this case 50/50, Now the interesting thing is that bears add up to 8% of Tigers
menu.(Cubs/adult females/hibernating males).
I would go 50/50 with the bears if they were active and all but for now it's Tiger for me, Skilled hunters, Solitary , Powerful , Aggressive & Ruthless.