Please share any info on lion vs lion and tiger vs tiger fight's captive or wild, frequency and related items such as predation, bahavior with supporting evidence.
The claim's of the tiger as the uncontested supercat or lion as the king of beast, passion aside it would be great to read info from both sides. My knowledge of tiger vs tiger is limited.
The Social Organization of Tigers (Panthera tigris) in royal Chitawan National Park, Nepal
Melvil E Sunquist
..Tigers did not patrol their home rang boundaries but most parts of their ranges were regularly visted, suggesting that exlusive rights to an area were maintained by other means,In addition, there was no evidence of overt defense of ranges by residents; none of the animals captured bore signs of having been in fights. Thus, it appears that the land tenure syste is a form of territoriality maintained by the residents presence, which can be advertised by conspicious movements and various chemical and visual signs.
The Truth About Lions
“The scale of the lion study and Craig Packer’s vigor as a scientist are pretty unparalleled,” says Laurence Frank, of the University of California at Berkeley, who studies African lions and hyenas...
..Consulting their field data, Packer and his colleagues noticed that many males with short manes had suffered from injury or sickness. By contrast, dark-maned males tended to be older than the others, have higher testosterone levels, heal well after wounding and sire more surviving cubs—all of which made them more desirable mates and formidable foes. A mane, it seems, signals vital information about a male’s fighting ability and health to mates and rivals.
..But Packer and his collaborators have found that a pride isn’t formed primarily for catching dinner or sharing parenting chores or cuddling. The lions’ natural world—their behavior, their complex communities, their evolution—is shaped by one brutal, overarching force, what Packer calls “the dreadful enemy.”Other lions.
..Resident males may be mortally wounded in the fighting. If the invaders are victorious, they kill all the young cubs to bring the pride’s females into heat again. Females sometimes die fighting to defend their cubs.
.. “I read Tolstoy, I read Proust,” he says. “All the Russians.” Packer and Pusey wrote in one article that “to the list of inert noble gases, including krypton, argon and neon, we would add lion.”
..The central insight of Packer’s career is this: lions evolved to dominate the savanna, not to share it.