Lion Kills Tiger In Zoo

Lion Kills Tiger In Zoo

By Kim Rahn
Staff Reporter

If a lion and a tiger fight, which will win?

At a zoo in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, a lion did.

A male lion killed a female tiger by biting her in the neck at Jeonju Zoo around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident occurred when the five-year-old lion, named “Cheongi,” fell into a trench five meters below his yard, which segregates the pen from zoo visitors, while attempting to catch a chicken that a zookeeper had thrown to him.

Right after the lion’s falling, the tiger, six-year-old “Hobi,” who was in her pen next to Cheongi’s, jumped into the trench. “Hobi, excited while watching it, jumped down to the trench. She made a poor landing, then Cheongi attacked her, bit a fatal spot, and killed her,” the zookeeper said.

The lion and the tiger were similar in length, but the former was heavier by about 20 kilograms, weighing 110 kilograms. Hobi, a Siberian tiger, was moved to the zoo in 2006.

“It is rare that a tiger and a lion fight. The lion seems to have thought the tiger invaded his territory and attacked her,” the zookeeper said. He said that the outcome of fight between a lion and a tiger depends on which gets a head start and which is more aggressive, adding that neither animal is always superior to the other.

The zoo plans to donate the body of the tiger to Chonbuk National University.


  • Show Comments (7)

  • Bikku Srivastava

    it could be lion is a stronger animal but tiger is more powerful animal in this world and so clever………….

  • Bikku Srivastava

    thanx for like my comment !!!! i m always in favour of tiger……..

  • Khang Thành Trần

    yes and the tiger is female

  • Bikku Srivastava

    Tiger and tigress n lion n lioness every living things have different gender…….

  • Warren West

    most of the tiger fans are just incredibly bias'd with the whole tiger vs lions ordeal, and love to film the tiger winning over the lion all the time, but rarely show the many videos of vice versa

  • Rorisang Leballo

    I am not convinced that male tigger can kill male lion, please share ore videos of fight between tiger and lion

  • halilovic alija

    Lion ca 240 pounds, tiger 200 pounds. Seriously underfed, or juveniles.

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