Why tiger is not called as King of the jungle?

It's said that King of the Jungle is Lion But not tiger. Why ?

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  • Dr. R
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The lion is "king of beasts"; they don't live in the jungle. It's just an old saying due to them being on the top of the food chain on the savanna where they do live. Calling a tiger "King of the jungle" would be appropriate, since they live in the forest, but its not as catchy. "Lord of the Jungle" has better meter to it, but Tarzan already took that nick name.

  • 1 decade ago

    because there can be only one king...and the lion, with the great big mane of hair wrapped around his neck was chosen many many years ago. The tiger is too elusive to be seen as the king, and while a beautiful animal, does not compare to the large-headed, maned lion

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the lion has mane around its face with looks like a crown,

    it gets jealous about its lair(shelter) unlike the tiger, and it has high dignity

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lions dont live in the jungle.

    Source(s): Me
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  • Kiley
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    i thought lions were king of the jungle?

  • 1 decade ago

    the lion is king it is bigger than a tiger

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because they have a huge mane and behave like kings actually the female does the hunting

  • 1 decade ago

    because the lion will eat and kill anything it wants. but other animals, the tiger, are less likey to eat anything.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is because tiger is not as fierce as lion, also, they are weaker than lion

  • 1 decade ago

    Because Tigers are gay.

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