1855 Hunter witnesses wild Asiatic lion kill Bengal tiger in India Surat. The tiger apparently found a gap in the fence, and made its way into the lion’s enclosure. Zoo officials provided a glimpse of the outdoor lion and tiger grotto which is undergoing security upgrades in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. The incident occurred when the five-year-old lion, named “Cheongi,” fell into a trench five meters below his yard, which segregates the pen from zoo visitors, while attempting to catch a chicken that a zookeeper had thrown to him. In 1954, a tiger was killed in a melee while Beatty was trying to separate "two ferocious fellows". It is unclear if the tiger was killed fighting a male lion or not, as it does not clarify the animals that were in the fight. Posted : 2008-12-18 18:24. And in 2011, a tiger killed a lion with a single paw swipe in a run in at Ankara Zoo in Turkey. 1851 Asiatic lion kills large male Bengal tiger along Ganges river India, reported in German paper. Samson in the bible was the strongest man ever and he killed a lioness with his bare hands, although I know that NO ONE can ever or has ever been adle to kill a lion, lioness, tiger, tigress, unless done by god through them. {1934} Lion kills mature Bengal tiger Logansport Press, November 15, 1934… The information given was from the officials at the Hagenbeck winter quarters animal barn. Lion kills tiger during storm at Mr. Herbert's menagerie in France. Updated : 2008-12-18 18:24. The description is … In 1955, France the lion reportedly killed two tigers in Beatty's circus. So yes. A 22-year-old intern, Alexandra Black, of New Palestine, Indiana, was killed by a lion during a routine enclosure cleaning at the Conservators Center zoo in North Carolina. First, although an especially large tiger will outweigh any lion, the two species usually have comparable sizes. Lion Kills Tiger in Zoo. In the 18th century, King Frederick I of Sweden was said to have been presented with a "very large" lion from the Barbary powers, which then killed a bear after the king pitted them together in a fight. 1808 Lion kills tiger, horse and donkey in staged arena fight in Verona Rome. A male lion killed a female tiger by biting her in the neck at Jeonju Zoo around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. ; In 1790, The Times reported a lion-baiting in Vienna as follows: "There was a lion fight at the amphitheatre of Vienna, in the summer of 1790, which was almost the last permitted in that capital.