Lion vs Bear comparison-a face to face showdown

Lion vs Bear (a face to face showdown) –




If ideally a lion and a bear were to have a fight to the death(lion vs bear), this narrows down the few possibilities of the outcome of the fight.

A lion possesses agility and tactics but the bear has beastly strength. Both of them have their respective natural gifts in order to survive in the wild.

While comparing the bite force, the bear has slightly more powerful jaws.


Lion vs Bear

The lion, however, has longer canines which he can use to damage the windpipe of the opponent(their natural tactic) but the bear has a very thick layer of fat around his neck which makes it almost impossible to do so.


Now you might think that the bear has a chance of getting to the lion’s neck but this big cat has a mane to protect his neck from attacks like that.

Now it is ascertained that biting won’t do much good to any one of the contenders, which brings us to their other formidable weapon, their claws.

Lions have sharper claws but with the bear’s thick fat layer they won’t inflict much damage. On the other hand, bears have very long claws which can deal lethal damage.

Bears are almost twice the size of any lion and can stand on their hinge legs for quite some time giving them the advantage.



In a prolonged fight, both sides will inflict heavy injuries but in most cases, the bear will emerge victorious in the end.



Lion vs bear who would win(during hunting) –

First of all, lions hunt in packs. Since bears are shy creatures and prefer to live alone, this is a huge disadvantage for them.

The females in the pack take down the prey but when the prey is too big the males have to get involved so it is understood that the males will obviously be involved in the hunt.

It does not sound fair but this is how it works in the wild. The fittest get to survive.

The Lions have the agility and intelligence to commence a surprise attack and they have the numbers. The bear, however, has some protection and tremendous strength.


There has been an instance where a bear killed a lion just by striking it in the head with its a paw.

If the bear gets a lucky swing like that which is a far fetched idea considering a lion’s speed and agility, it might do some damage. But being outnumbered the bear faces certain defeat.


What would happen if an African lion was to fight with a grizzly–


The African lion in the true sense is the king of the jungle. The grizzly is a formidable creature in its part of the world.

In a fight between an African lion and a grizzly the terrain and climate in which the fight takes place will play an important part in determining the winner of the battle.

The stats are pretty much the same for both the opponents which are listed below.

The Grizzlies, however, aren’t the biggest and most powerful compared to other Ursidae but powerful & ferocious enough to put up a decent fight.
Lion vs Bear

In a one on one battle in a neutral environment the grizzly has a slightly higher chance of winning but the battle can go either way.


Lion In wild

Lions are the apex predators of the Felidae family, which means that they do not have a natural predator in the wild.

Due to excessive hunting and poaching their numbers have declined drastically leading the species to the brink of their extinction.



The lion population is so low that it is near impossible to have a glimpse of them in the wild. Most of the remaining lions are confined to wildlife national parks and sanctuaries.

The title ‘’King of the jungle’’ is perfectly suited for them.

It is a popular misconception that they hunt alone. They are surprisingly social by nature. They live in groups termed as a pride.

The size of a pride differs depending upon very different variations like habitat, availability of food etc.

A pride generally includes a couple of males a dozen females and a few cubs. Having to depend upon other animals flesh to survive entirely they have devised some techniques to hunt efficiently. The females are generally responsible to provide nutrition for the family.

Since there are many faster and heavier animals around them they hunt in groups to get their prey. They are good runners and can reach up to the speed of 60m\h.

Given the facts they have been known to kill buffaloes, giraffes, deers, antelopes, etc. they have tremendous bite force.

Their method of hunting includes breaking the prey’s spine or blocking the windpipe.

Once they have got a grip on the neck death is sure but imminent. When they bite they apply a pressure of a 1000psi approx which can easily break almost anyone’s neck.


Bear in wild –

Bear vs Lion


Bears are also apex predators in their own right meaning that they also do not have any natural predator.

They are heavy and powerful at the same time fast with a nasty attitude making them very dangerous in nature.

Considering how they look they are not depicted as good runners which are a misconception. They can easily get up to the speed of 45m\h.

They are omnivores, therefore, their diet does not solely comprise of meat so they can live off on eating berries and other plants.

They are ferocious by nature but generally preys upon animals like deers, moose etc. They are not known to have a distinctive method of hunting.

They generally rely on their powerful muscles and big paws to kill their opponent. They have a bite force of frightening 1200psi.


Grizzly bear vs polar bear –


In this contest, there is no denying that size matters, raw power is their main weapon in a battle. Fights between these two are uncommon but if they were to confront each other in battle the polar bear(Ursus maritimus )will emerge victorious without a doubt.

The Grizzlies are smaller than Ursus maritimus and there is a considerable difference in their strength.

Due to global warming, the Arctic ice is shrinking and due to human intervention, the Grizzlies are pushing towards the north.

It is clear that during a confrontation the Ursus maritimus will win but in the game of survival, the Grizzlies have the upper hand.


African lion versus Polar bear –

Bear vs Lion


The African lion is strong but cannot win against a fight with a polar bear.

The African lion had a rough time with the grizzly and the Grizzly have trouble with the Ursus maritimus so it can be deduced that the battle between a polar bear and the African lion will be pretty one-sided.

The difference between the size of the opponents and the strength is quite large.


The lion may try to use his agility but who is to say that the Ursus maritimus will not be able to deal one firm move which is enough for this big cat to sustain heavy injuries which is enough to make him retreat.

Rhythm Dhami

A deep-rooted person who has made an investigation of regular history since childhood or so - longer than I can recollect. An interest in wildlife has developed into wonder with all of nature, and an unquenchable interest to take in more..

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