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The return of Tsar Amba by Dark-Hyena The return of Tsar Amba by Dark-Hyena
Its become an almost recurring theme that whenever I frequent wolf-related groups/boards/forums, it is almost guaranteed for someone to say that wolves have no natural predators except man. This simply isn't true. Granted (staying within North America at least), bears and cougars may pick off the odd wolf, but not enough for them to be considered a serious threat. Indeed, wolves seem quite good at dominating other non-human predators throughout their range. In the Russian Far East on the other hand....
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very detailed. (I heard the wolves in Russia are bigger and kill people. >_>)
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
All wolf populations have killed people at some point. And yes, the Russian wolves can get pretty large.
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, like the (I can't remember the woman's name) woman and wolf in the afternoon incident in north eastern part of the US. I saw a documentary on them, they say Russian brand wolves kill children a lot.
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megadracosaurus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student
Indeed! Most predators compete with wolves, but don't generally hunt them. As far as I know, the tiger is the only predator that does.
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I think if the wolves have the balls for it, they might be able to inflict some damage, assuming they avoid those jaws
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Mutt-de-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Thank you. That should teatch wolfabooz
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I couldn't find any information about the relationship between Bengal tigers and Indian wolves,or how the wolves of western Asia dealt with the extinct Caspian tiger,but wherever the colossal Siberian tiger appears wolves are sure to quickly go extinct.
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
If lions vs cape wild dogs are any indication, big canines always struggle in areas with pantherines.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Yes the problem lies in the fact that cats are capable of grasping and holding into other animals with their front arms and sharp retractable claws unlike canines who cant do that,in a one on one fight a wolf would be killed by a similar sized cats such as a cougar or leopard because they would get a death grip on the canines throat that he couldn't shake of
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Martymcchew Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Go tiger! Get them wolves!
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   General Artist
TIGER! TIGER! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

great drawing
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HerobrineWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
poor little dog... cool picture though i love tigers and wild dogs.
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ammyros Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Wooow. Amazing anatomy and detail! I love how in the coloring you actually added all of the fur. And the background is great, too. +fav

Although I do feel a little bad for the wolfeh. XD
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CalliiBloodlust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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CalliiBloodlust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a good picture.
Very beautiful and detailed.
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you!
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Ace-CatDemon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Unfortunately there's. No doubt that a bear or a big cat could kill a wolf XD I love wolves yes but this is reality and they can't beat big cat s and bears X3 very nice picture too
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raporfest Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Raja of the rain forest reigns supreme! Even in the Taiga. Out of curiosity, do you think Indian pythons and Burmese Pythons might also be predators of wolves considering how their ranges overlap in India and Burmese Pythons have known kill predators like Flordia Panther in the Everglades? Also do tigers cause localized extinctions of wolves in India like they do in the Russian Far East?
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I don't think tiger and wolf ranges even overlap in India, as wolves there prefer open areas, as opposed to dense forests favoured by tigers.

I don't doubt for a second that pythons would eat wolves. They've been known to kill jackals and pariah dogs, so why should wolves be exempt?
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Tigers and wolves do coexist in India,and until recently had their ranges overlap all over Asia,but the reason I think that tigers only exterminate wolves in Siberia has to do with the fact that South Asian wolves are noticeably smaller and weaker than the Eurasian wolves of the north,so down there the tiger doesn't consider them as much of a threat to food or territory since they are barely more dangerous than jackals,while up north they are far larger and bolder and could pose a threat to cubs and a large pack of 15 to 20 individuals could pose a threat to an adult so the tiger seems to strike first.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
And you can see how tiny the Indian wolf is compared to the tiger,but I have seen the northern variation of the grey wolf as well as tigers up close in zoos and the dimension difference is much narrower,athoulgh the tiger is more heavily build witch explains why he can regulary top 250kg in the wild,while the big wolves are at best only 70kg in weight.Those diffrences seems the most likely cause as to why wolves are ignored down south but constantly hunted up north.
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BECAUZ WUFS R SPESHUL!!!!! Lol, just kidding.
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sulfide Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I'd love to see footage of a python eating a wolf :XD:
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
And post it on HOWLING4JUSTICE.com!
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sulfide Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Hells. yeah.
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Necrosylph Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
It's even worse when certain wolf enthusiasts claim that an encounter between a wolf pack and a lion pride would result in anything less than a flawless victory for the lions.
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werejaguar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
So dam true, and that's why in a realistic disscussion about the most deadliest, non-human land predator it always ends in a four way tie between Lions, Tigers, Polar bears, and Grizzly/brown bears. I have also read that in Russia the government uses as an incentive to stop poaching tigers, they tell hunters that tigers kill less deer than wolves and drive them away. That before the Russians came the native Tungus-Manchu peoples rarely saw wolves because Tigers would drive them away. Most of the time it was only a loner that they saw and game was much more plentiful. I guarntee that Crocodillians, Bears, Hyenas, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguars, Pumas and there are still some breeds of dogs that one-on-one would kill a wolf easily.
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t-rex989 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Coool!
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KenaiiWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Another sad thing is seeing "Wolf VS Tiger" videos on YT just to see a bunch of "lol wulfs are Stronger!!!!!1!1!11" comments :no: Tigers Pwn wolves. Nuff said.
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kibawolfgirl12345 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
nice
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Gaara27wolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great job on the background and the tiger.
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
And not the wolves?! lol jk
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Gaara27wolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, sorry it was late so I had to head off to bed, oh I forgot to comment about the pose you chose for the tiger. I think it came out really well, the pose and the drawing as a whole.
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Dinalfos5 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice picture, very detailed background and everything, and that's a great drawing of the Tigers and Wolves. What's the title in reference to? Is that just a name you gave the Tiger, or is it some historical Tiger or something?
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Amba was the name given to the tiger by the indigenous people of Siberia
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Dinalfos5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, okay, got you now.
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tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Jaguars would had been a threat to North American populations of gray wolves since the range of jaguars was a bit expansive
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Sladin5Ever Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What a pretty tiger :meow:
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very true.
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MatthewOnArt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tigers ftw
have there been any documented cases of Asiatic Lions killing and eating wolves?
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Surprisingly not. Even Heptner's indominable Mammals of the Soviet Union mentions nothing of the sort.
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, ok, ok, but on *average* right? I mean it's not an everyday occurrence is it? Ok, ok, but we can ignore it easily enough though right? Good.
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wolfdemonlover1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is completely amazing.
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Cross-Eye-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Lovely detail and anatomy.
But yes you are right, in Russia's far east, anything is fair game, even wolves.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
In the Russian Far East there are tigers, bears, leopards, lynxes, harzas and wolverines and Russians. :iconhurrhurrplz:
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Siberian tigers are huge. This one must be young if he's of such size. But even young tigers kick ass!
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know this comment is years old, but I stumbled upon it today and cannot, for the life of me, find out what "harzas" are. Google is not helping, either.
I'm just dying to know here. Please help me out??
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
In the Russian Far East there are tigers, bears, leopards, lynxes, harzas and wolverines

Znayu! The Russian Far East is a melting pot of both European and Asian faunas. I never get bored reading about it.

Siberian tigers are huge. This one must be young if he's of such size. But even young tigers kick ass!

Really? Well then, this "Tigrik" has made a good start in life!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Yes, it's awesome)

They are about 112–120 cm (44–47 in) tall at the shoulders, Males measure 270–330 cm (110–130 in) long and weigh 180–306 kg (400–670 lb); females measure 240–275 cm (94–108 in) long and weigh 100–167 kg (220–370 lb).The largest male, with largely assured references, measured 350 cm (140 in) "over curves" (330 cm (130 in) between pegs) in total length.
Oh yes, i agree. Somebody should kick the shit out of these mutts. We need more tigers!
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
dont forget the lions D:
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