Many tigers are trained to be around people and will go years without incident but you can’t predict the behavior of a tiger.
They are still wild animals at heart.
Famous trainers have been mauled by their beloved tigers, even after working with them daily and for years.
Do tigers get along with humans?
Most tigers will only attack a human if they cannot physically satisfy their needs otherwise. Tigers are typically wary of humans and usually show no preference for human meat. Although humans are relatively easy prey, they are not a desired source of food.
Which big cat is most dangerous to humans?
Tigers are reported to have killed the most humans throughout history – there is one tiger who was reported to have killed 430 humans himself! But tigers generally attack when you enter their turf and rarely come to get you. Tigers also usually turn to eating humans when they get too sick to take down other prey.
Are Tigers friendlier than lions?
The conservation charity Save China’s Tigers stated “Recent research indicates that the tiger is indeed stronger than the lion in terms of physical strength. A tiger is generally physically larger than a lion. Most experts would favor a Siberian and Bengal tiger over an African lion.”