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Yes I know but it does not warrant their extinction.
Extinction or adaptation to changing environment (evolution) is the most fundamental law of nature. Any species that can't adapt to the changing environment is bound to extinct. We human managed to avoid extinction merely because we have the capability to adapt that other species can't.
 

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I really wonder if the Asian Lion and the Bengal Tiger have ever crossed paths.

With the growth of human populations. The animal/human conflict is just going to become more common. I hope it does not get worse it would be such a shame to see so many animals becoming extinct 😭

Yes Lion and Tiger have crossed paths in India...literature and accounts are full of stories about both lions (Singh) and tigers (Baagh) in forests.

Here is former lion range with existing range:

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Iran and Central Asia is also postulated to have overlap of range there too in past given the Caspian Tiger.

Generally apex predators dominate/submit relative to their circumstances in the area. I would assume Tigers especially (which are highly solitary) generally kept their distance from Lions, since Lions formed prides etc.

Lions are the only big cat known to form this level of social structure.

Lions likewise probably avoid/avoided conflict with other lions and known resident Tigers in area as far as possible (remember they can all detect scent markings and other cues very well etc that act as markers/boundaries).
 

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If they do their descendent became either Liger or Tigon, depend on the pedigree

Extremely rare in nature given their wariness in natural realm to other species (predators their size). But I guess it would not be totally unknown.
 

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Interesting fact is that there are hyenas and leopards in Turkey. As they are both endangered and rarely seen I didn't post pictures as I couldn't make difference if it is fake or not.
Based upon the coating (camouflage pattern) of that striped hyena, suggest they were originally inhabited jungle like environment or dense forested area with thick broad leaf vegetation. And they move in similar fashion to that of tiger.

Leopard is a good example of big cat who is more successful in adapting to various environment or changing of environment. Thus, as a result they are a diverse species of them all over the world with widely vary climate. Neither Lion nor Tiger could adapt to such (with or without human being around)
 

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LOL the cubs are so cute <3

But daddy wants to be some place else it looks like...

 

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The turtle woke up in the morning and chose violence!

or is it more:

If you could kindly stop drinking my bathwater that would be great mmmkay?
 

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