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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 9 months ago

Are solitary animals usually weaker than pack animals?

Tiger is solitary and their natural habitat is the jungle, it is considered stronger than a Lion which is a pack animal.

That is only example i can think of where solitary animal is stronger than a pack animal one on one.

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  • 9 months ago
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    that depends. you can find examples that tell you either answer. but generally speaking, there is no difference. tigers live in solitude 80% of their life, and are the largest real species of cat. (real because the overly popular famed 'liger' has only ever been seen in captivity, and less than a dozen lived to adulthood) hyena have been filmed taking african wild dog kills, by themself. solo. there are not many other examples like this because the tiger and lion are so closely related, and so iconic, its very easy to compare the two as though they were in the same race. on the other hand, a overwhelming majority of animals are a bit harder to compare, because they are not on a level playing field. wild gaur can be found living in solitude, and are the largest living species of bouvine. other than that im drawing a blank. any species that is a member of a group, who lives so lo, and happens to be bigger and/or more powerful than similar species that live in groups would be on this list. birds of prey are another example. solo eagles get harassed by mating pairs of hawks and falcons, but could easily kill them. that is why eagles get attacked by smaller birds from above and behind, where the only thing the eagle can do is run.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Pack hunting allows a small predator to bring down big prey. Wolves for example can kill elk. The grizzly is solitary but it is much stronger than wolves. It takes about 6 wolves to win against a grizzly bear. Grizzlies often steal food from wolves. The Harris hawk is a pack hunter, but it is not the largest hawk. It is slightly smaller than the red-tailed hawk and ferruginous hawk and of course a lot smaller than the golden eagle, bald eagle, harpy eagle and the Philippine eagle.

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  • 9 months ago

    No. about their only difference is their social hierarchy. Some loners, some groupies, some herd sort.

    How they forage food is irrelevant.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Tigers are, as you said, Jungle animals with plenty of cover.

    Lions, as you said, are pack animals living in the OPEN; usually visible for hundreds of yards around.

    Prey and hunting area make the difference.

    Plus, who is going to mess with the animal.

    Name a creature that hunts or harms Tigers,

    Elephants, Jackals, Jaguars, etc. all have a beef with Lions.

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  • Ray
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    9 months ago

    Solitary animals are usually bigger or stronger. Female sperm whales go in groups but they are far smaller and far weaker then bull sperm whales [males], which are solitary.

    Bears are the biggest strongest land animals on earth, they too are solitary.

    Wolfs, lions and hyenas are pack animals and all weaker then bears.

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  • 9 months ago

    A polar bear is a solitary animal and the biggest land predator.

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