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Can you run from a tiger?

It would be a very bad idea.

Tigers, like all big cats and most carnivores, are digitigrades, aka animals that stand, walk and run on their toes. While humans are plantigrades that walk with their feet soles on the ground.

As a result, when any human being is on the move, whether walking or running, he or she must lift the foot off the ground from heel to tip, and then put it to rest – this movement takes time and requires a lot of energy.

On the other hand, the tiger’s movements are a lot simpler, since it has to lift but its toes or digits. Consequently, our favorite big cat is a real fast runner that easily outruns any human. Sure enough, it runs at more than 65 km/h, while humans can only reach the maximum of 40 km/h.

Another thing: when you do find yourself face-to-face with a tiger, don’t try outrunning it, because running away from the striped cat (as in literally) will trigger its hunting instinct by chasing you, especially considering that tigers are curious by nature so they will start following you.

Which is why it’s always advisable never to try outrunning a large, dangerous mammal (big cats, wolves, bears, hippos, elephants…), because most of them are incredibly fast despite their enormous size.


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Do you think a human has no chance if he or she is running from a wild animal?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
72 Comments
SFfromAZ
you only have to outrun the person you're with... :-)
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Aug 11, 2018 4:54PM
gbluemoon
Tigers don't mind swimming.Don't know which one can swim faster.Best thing to do is stay away from tigers.
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Oct 2, 2019 4:47PM
bina sarmah
Stand there and die without hard work. There is noway you survive running.
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Oct 17, 2021 1:06PM
bina sarmah
Rob Westwood, The bear likes Spanish dinner.
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Oct 17, 2021 1:03PM
horacefredrick
I would just scratch under its chin with one hand and rub its ears with the other, my cat loves that, so I'm sure it would be fine!
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Sep 9, 2021 6:50PM
Jeans Wright
No way but I would be trying very hard to get away from the tiger
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Mar 9, 2020 4:31PM
cyberbat
I wouldnt run especially if i was armed!😁👍🇵🇷
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Nov 18, 2019 4:29PM
Rob Westwood
Try telling that to a bear he doesn’t speak English hahahahaha robert karel,
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Sep 9, 2019 11:20PM
Raymond Cardona
So then what should a person do, just avoid the situation altogether????? Bonnie
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Jul 23, 2019 4:45PM
Andrew Thompson
Robert L Pelletier - I'd like to see you running in or on the water!
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Jun 23, 2019 4:55PM
Jeanne Black
robert karel, Really? I'm a short, round senior. I have intimidated many in my younger years, but I have serious doubts that a bear would be afraid of me today!
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May 27, 2019 9:21PM
Scott Morris
Joseph Yvon Arsenault, Yeah, like prayer always works
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May 26, 2019 5:21PM
robert karel
Pam Tyler, Oh! Good morning! 😃 What’s for breakfast!
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Apr 3, 2019 12:11AM
robert karel
William G. Fry, hehehehe! Me too! 😉
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Apr 3, 2019 12:10AM
robert karel
You can’t hide or outrun God either! John 3:16 The Holy Bible
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Apr 3, 2019 12:09AM
robert karel
I’ve heard say that even if you ever encounter a bear, don’t run or play dead. He will get you! This is no lie but you should stand up to him and make him think you are really tough and dangerous by yelling and shouting at him as loud as you can continuously. You’ll intimidate the bear and he will leave.
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Apr 3, 2019 12:08AM

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