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RE: Tiger Predation - sanjay - 12-30-2015

Below are the awesome sighting of a Gaur Kill by tigress and her 3 grown cubs.
According to author:-
This astounding attack by not one but by family of a female tigress with her 3 grown cubs happened on 24th May, 2015 just ahead of Ambe Utara water body in Kolsa range at 6.45 am.

The attack on full size Gaur was so systematic that female tigress was holding hind legs of the Gaur to immobilise him and cubs were attacking from side, by taking their turn, one at a time. One cub used to move in front of the Gaur to distract his attention so that other two could attack from the sides.
We were fortunate enough to watch this skilful attack for nearly 20 minutes when forest officials came and asked all of us to vacate that area. We were told that this attack went on for nearly 90 minutes and the bull gave a tough fight to all 4.
On our return we saw the Gaur lying dead and the family was having a cool siesta in the Ambe Utara water body, a well required cooling-off after their long fight.
I felt blessed to have seen such an event happening right in front and truly it's once in a lifetime.


These are the series of images in which tigress and her cubs are attacking and killing the Gaur.
Tigress killing Gaur
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Tiger killing full grown gaur
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Four tiger killing bison
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Tiger are predator
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Tigress kill buffalo
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Wild tiger kill buffalo
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Tiger hunts gaur
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Tiger cubs killed gaur
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Image credit to: Mandar Salaye


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 12-30-2015

Remember the other video here of the tiger family attacking the guar, I wonder if they belong to the same series?


RE: Tiger Predation - sanjay - 12-30-2015

I am not sure. I just get confirmation that this is male gaur and female is known as shivanzari female


RE: Tiger Predation - Polar - 12-31-2015

These pictures show that tigers can teamwork together at the level of lions but just simply not as often, and in addition, this is the first account I've read with pictures of a female tiger and mature cubs killing a prime adult bull Gaur  Wink


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 12-31-2015

There are actually a few @Polar

 
A couple of pages prior have a tiger family on video killing a guar, and a couple of pages before that also have another tiger family who did it as well. 

I'm not sure of the video is the same as these images, but the video is from a while back. But the other predation on a bull guar by a tigress that I'm talking about had cub involvement as well.

I love the new technology available, it is amazing all the "new" things we are learning about big cats.


RE: Tiger Predation - Richardrli - 12-31-2015

They're nowhere near as efficient as lions, who obviously have a specialised role for each member in the hunt.


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 12-31-2015

(12-31-2015, 04:17 AM)Richardrli Wrote: They're nowhere near as efficient as lions, who obviously have a specialised role for each member in the hunt.

Yet they're shown numerous times taking down the largest bovine in the world while working together?

I fail to see your reasoning here.....


RE: Tiger Predation - Polar - 12-31-2015

(12-31-2015, 04:17 AM)Richardrli Wrote: They're nowhere near as efficient as lions, who obviously have a specialised role for each member in the hunt.

Richardrli, in the article, it specifically said that one cub frequently guarded the front while the other two cubs attacked the sides while the mother was behind trying to stabilize the bull's behind. There are specialized roles in this case:

Cub 1: Destraction
Cub 2: Attacker
Cub 3: Attacker
Mother: Stabilizer

The tiger group (or "tiger strike" as some call a group of tigers) obviously apprehended of this plan before attacking the bull Gaur. In this case, the tiger strike can be efficient as a lion pride consisting of the same number of lions at similar age states. However, you're right about an everyday situation where both cats hunt, lions almost always tend to attack prey together more frequently than tigers and thus are better at it in frequency than in skill.


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 12-31-2015

Agreed polar, it's actually interesting reading how lion prides attack. Some are extremely organized, other are very erratic, I've read that lion prides usually only have a few individuals who actually hunt and make the kill, usually others join later to feed or don't assist at all.
But it all depends on each individual situation. I'd love to here @drpanthera take on this.


RE: Tiger Predation - Polar - 12-31-2015

(12-31-2015, 04:41 AM)Pckts Wrote: Agreed polar, it's actually interesting reading how lion prides attack. Some are extremely organized, other are very erratic, I've read that lion prides usually only have a few individuals who actually hunt and make the kill, usually others join later to feed or don't assist at all.
But it all depends on each individual situation. I'd love to here @drphantera's take on this.

I fully concur, pckts.


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 01-01-2016

Tiger killing a domestic buffalo cow in Wayanad







RE: Tiger Predation - Dr Panthera - 01-02-2016

(12-31-2015, 04:41 AM)Pckts Wrote: Agreed polar, it's actually interesting reading how lion prides attack. Some are extremely organized, other are very erratic, I've read that lion prides usually only have a few individuals who actually hunt and make the kill, usually others join later to feed or don't assist at all.
But it all depends on each individual situation. I'd love to here @drpanthera take on this.

As usual with lions they are very individual animals with individual characteristics , every one of the estimated 33,000 wild lions in the world has his/her own personality, there are general rules but many exceptions.
Lions evolved from a solitary origin in order to dominate the most prey dense area in the world sub-saharan Africa, they co-evolved with all present African carnivores plus three species of saber tooth tigers and a giant hyena species, lions still hunt like their solitary ancestors yet some have developed a the degree of co-operation that varies from pride to another and depending on the prey:
* Etosha lions hunting springbucks that can clock 85 km/hour in virtually no cover employ very organized attacking technique described by Stander where smaller lionesses ( averaging in the 120's kg) form the wings and drive the springbuck herd to the larger center lionesses (averaging in the 140's kg) that catch the prey.
* For antelopes that attempt defence ( gemsbok, Beisa oryx, and kongoni ) a lion distracts the antelope and its formidable horns while the other lion breaks its back ..the suffocating bite comes after the antelope is down and virtually paralyzed
* For mega fauna...giraffes, hippos, rhinos , and elephants co-operative hunting is usually employed .
* For wildebeest, zebra, kudu, waterbuck, impala, and warthog the kill is mostly done by one lion with the others spectators or minor participants, again, some prides show more complex co-operative approaches.
* Prides that specialize in hunting buffalo usually have one of the male lions anchor the buffalo by biting its spine above the tail while other lions wound the buffalo and wear it down, another lion will apply the killing bite when the buffalo is weakened.
Other prides may attack in disorganized ways and some inexperienced members could pay a heavy price.
Packer is of the opinion that co-operative hunting is very basic in East African lions with the zebra-gazelle-antelope prey, more challenging prey will be subdued more successfully with more cooperation.


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 01-12-2016

Tiger killing fawn in Ranthambore







RE: Tiger Predation - sanjay - 01-13-2016

Below is a beautiful image from Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Photo is taken by Sharad Vats and sahred on Sanctuary Asia, India
In this image a big male tiger is stalking elephant cub, He cashed them for several hour, but at the end parent of the cub cashed the tiger away.

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 01-13-2016

Tiger carry chital kill in Satpura Tiger Reserve