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Bear vs lion - who would win this battle?[video]

Things being what they are, here's a decent simple inquiry for all of you – who might win the battle lion versus bear?

Some of you may say a bear because of its brute force and aggression. Others may say a lion on account of its cleverness, covertness and characteristic conceived executioner sense.

This article compares and contrasts the strengths of these two magnificent beasts, and wonders who wins in the fight between the bear and the lion.


The Fantastical Wild

There's nothing quite like watching a wildlife show to observe what our mentally superior African animal cousins are up to.

And when I think about animals, I have a lot of hypothetical questions. Is it possible for a giraffe to exist in a European forest? What if elephants came to live in the Amazon?

Who would win in a fight between a brown grizzly bear and a lion? Or a fight between a Kalahari lion and a black bear?

Because these animals evolved and live in polar opposite ecosystems, the chances of these two species ever colliding are slim.

But that doesn't rule out the possibility of predicting and proposing a winner in such a titanic battle.


Fight Rules: Bear vs. Lion

Before we can determine which of these predators would win such an unusual but lethal encounter, we must first evaluate the type of fighting that would be fair.
If they had a bare-knuckle fist battle, the lion would almost probably be the one who ended up bleeding, bruised and beaten.

The bear's specialty is slamming its big paws into supposedly indestructible surfaces like ice and timber.

Despite its strength, the lion's cranium would be vulnerable to a sustained barrage of bear slaps.

If it were a game of stealth across a broad region, however, the lion's inherent instinct would be an overwhelming advantage. It would be critical to have a home advantage. In the Rocky Mountain forests, a bear vs. lion combat would have a different ending than on the African savanna.

Of course, a fight between a lion and a bear is just imaginary. These animals don't cross paths, and even if they did, they'd probably avoid each other. Still, that doesn't stop us from speculating. Here is a bear vs. lion comparison for you to consider.


Brain vs. Muscles 

A toe-to-toe fight would not be the lion's preferred discipline, as speed and stealth are what distinguishes a lion from the rest. Being drawn into a bear fight would be a crushing, one-sided defeat.

The lion's only chance of victory would be a points win or a perfectly timed slash to the neck or face, whereas the bear would be looking for a swift knockout or grappling submission. This would stun the bear, leaving him vulnerable to a long-toothed lunge, and ending the game.

The lion's predatory jaw is retractable, allowing it to clamp down on its prey and restrict movement. As a result, a mixed martial arts competition with as few regulations as possible would be ideal for the lion.

When it comes to tearing flesh and clawing skin, lions are at their best. Unfortunately for the lion, these moves are mocked in modern martial arts.

As a result, it's the smarter big-game killer vs. brute power and size. And there are no rules in our imaginary bear vs. lion scenario, just as there are no clear guidelines for survival on the African savanna.


Tale of the Tape: Bear vs. Lion 
Let's take a look at the lion vs bear matchup from a purely scientific standpoint.



Given the inherent size discrepancies between the two, the bear should be a strong favorite to defeat the lion in any fight.

The average grizzly bear weighs 300 kg (660 lbs), making it more than a third bigger than a huge lion, which weighs 180 kg (400 lbs). In the aptly entitled ‘Rumble in the Jungle,' however, a slim and toned Muhammad Ali would not have defeated the enormous George Foreman if weight was the deciding factor in every conflict.



In an epic lion vs bear combat, who would have the better height and reach? Interesting question.

Because both competitors can rear up on their hind legs, height may not be a significant factor. Because the bear can stay in a vertical position for longer periods of time, it will be more effective at bashing and pummeling from a higher vantage point. The lion's mobility and ability in evasive maneuvers, on the other hand, implies that the bear fists are likely to miss.


Both of these animals are the rulers of their respective habitats.

The lion is dubbed "The King of the Jungle" by many. Lions, on the other hand, may be found practically wherever in Africa except in the rainforest. In truth, the lion is the savannah's king, the apex predator in a wild landscape.

A brown or black "grizzly" bear, on the other hand, is unrivaled in its natural habitat and comfortably reigns supreme.

Unfortunately, both of these magnificent species fall prey to a small and insignificant mammal known as homo sapiens. Yes, both are pursued by gun-wielding cowards who shoot from afar.

Both can claim to be braver than the other, but with different weapons and talents at their disposal, this fight would be won by the lion's fight IQ and strategy, or the bear's relentless onslaught.

The IUCN classifies brown and black bears as animals of least concern. They have a stable and growing population. Lions are now critically endangered, and their numbers are rapidly declining.

Training for the Confrontation
Coming from totally different cultures and backgrounds, the training regimes of the two combatants couldn’t be more different.


Hill climbs, long distance runs, and high-intensity tree trunk charges help the bear develop stronger in a natural setting surrounded by mountains and trees. It develops endurance and sudden bursts of power over the course of a lifetime.

Bears scratch themselves against the bark of a tree to relieve itching and loosen muscular knots. They have a natural massage machine, which allows them to train and battle more effectively!

The lion, who is from Africa's broad plains and dusty lands, trains with his close friends and relatives. It sleeps for the majority of the day. Lions, on the other hand, can be quite active when awake.

Lions begin fighting and tumbling practically as soon as they are born. Cubs get strength by battling one another. They are then kicked out of the pride at the age of two and must fend for themselves.

Because of the rapid transition to adulthood, lions have little time to relax. If they are to survive, they must act and develop their hunting skills. So every day is training for the lion!

When ruling a pride, lions finish the day by wrestling with a group of sparring partners known as the pride's cubs.


In addition, the diets of lions and bears are diametrically opposed.

The bear consumes a tremendous amount of plant life. Its primarily vegetarian diet is supplemented with protein from fish and other small animals.

The lion, on the other hand, eats only raw red meat. This provides it with the extra protein it requires to be active for extended periods of time if the bear vs. lion fight progresses to the latter stages.

Because they eat such a high-protein diet, lions are likely to have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than bears, even though they are smaller.

The lion's killing instinct is also an important aspect of its makeup. This could be the deciding factor in the contest, especially if it comes down to who wants it more.


Lion vs Bear – The Battle Begins

The time for debate is gone, the hoopla is over, and it's time to find out which enormous animal is the most hazardous of them all.

The pride of lions can be seen in the ringside, feasting on springbok steaks and looking nervous.

The bear's family sits on the other side of the room, grunting with expectation and hoping for the best.


The bear is the first to approach the ring, a no-nonsense competitor who walks through the audience slowly and gravely, looking icily calm yet menacing.

His entrance music is a loud thrash metal album that contrasts disturbingly with his controlled demeanor.

The lion will then enter the ring, most likely not to the tune of Guns N' Roses' Welcome to the Jungle, and most likely not to a song from The Lion King (too cliché!).

He snarls and growls his way to the arena, jumping from foot to foot, mentally preparing for the challenge ahead.


The two creatures are taken to the center of the ring by the referee, who is, of course, a rhino, because a rhino is the only animal capable of handling these two giants. Just before the bell rings, the two creatures are brought to the center of the ring by the referee, who is, of course, a rhino.

The lion, dwarfed by his large brown opponent, flashes his fangs and roars a warning to keep a safe distance.

The bear takes a different strategy, distractedly staring above the lion's head to pretend disinterest and emphasize the size difference.

ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding It's time to find out who the actual, undisputed animal kingdom champion is!

Let's get this party started...



Oh, you wanted to know who would win in a fight between a lion and a bear, right?

It's all hypothetical, of course. Nobody knows the solution to this, and no one should ever know the answer.

These creatures will never meet in the wild. And all of the world's bears and lions should be allowed to dwell in the wild.

We're not pushing for a nasty zoo brawl between these magnificent beasts. Even in zoos, lions and bears should never be held confined.

So, who would win in a fight between a lion and a bear? Let's leave that as one of nature's enigmas.

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