Tiger Kills Lion in Zoo Big cat dispatched with single swipe of paw By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Mar 8, 2011 1:56 AM CST 19 comments Comments The lion proved to be no match for the Bengal tiger, zoo officials say. (AP Photo/Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press) (Newser) – Who's the king of the jungle? An old question about inter-species conflict has, unfortunately, been answered. A tiger killed a lion at a zoo in Turkey after finding a gap in the fence that separated them, the BBC reports. Zoo officials say the tiger killed the lion by severing its jugular vein with a single swipe of his paw. The zoo has six tigers and two remaining lions, and insists it is still safe to visit.