Tiger vs. Hippo

Let’s explore both sides of the argument to understand better why each animal may pose a different risk in different situations.

A symbol of strength, power, and ferocity, tigers are the largest species of cats on Earth. They weigh anywhere from 300 to 600 pounds and have razor-sharp teeth, and claws to pierce through flesh effortlessly.

Physical Attributes - Tiger

Immense size, powerful jaws, and tusks

Physical Attributes - Hippo

In addition to being mighty hunters and intimidating opponents with their sheer size alone, tigers have exhibited patience when stalking their prey or waiting for an opportune moment to strike.

Behavioral Tendencies - Tigers

Docile and intimidating of their size

Behavioral Tendencies - Hippo

In terms of strength and aggression, it is evident that tigers hold an advantage over hippos. Tigers are more agile.

Comparing - Strength

The Tiger is known for its incredible Speed, reaching 40 mph in short  bursts. In stark contrast to the Tiger’s Speed lies the brute strength  of the Hippo; their powerful jaws can easily crush large objects.

Comparing - Aggressiveness

Strong and sharp, it can grab and crush prey easily

Bite Strength

Moderate, powerful jaws for crushing large objects

Bite Strength

Moderate, can hold breath for a short time


High, can hold breath underwater for six times longer than tigers


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