Head to head: Grizzly bear vs African lion

Who would win in a battle between two of nature's greatest living predators?

29th March 2016
Head to head: Grizzly bear v African lion (iStock)
GRIZZLY BEAR VS AFRICAN LION
360 WEIGHT (kg) 190
48 TOP SPEED (km/h) 80
751 BITE FORCE (N) 1,768
30,000 APPETITE (calories/day) 9,000
1 HUMANS KILLED PER YEAR 250

It’s a popular match-up in pub arguments, although its unlikely that the two animals would ever meet. A grizzly can weigh almost twice as much as an African lion, so they can soak up more damage. The lion is faster over short distances though, so its best bet would be to make a run for it.

 


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