Dailies | Stephen Colbert Tackles the Great Debate: Lions v. Tigers (Video)

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The king of the jungle isn’t even the king of his own backyard

Stephen Colbert put the politics aside Tuesday night for an even more important debate: Lions vs. Tigers.

In the “Colbert Report” host’s “Inbox” segment, the comedian answers the age-old question that most of us stopped considering by middle school. Colbert broke it down with science — both real and made up.

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“Both lions and tigers have tails — so that’s a wash,” he declared.

Also a tie — both have famously been turned into cartoon characters.

“By the way, it’s OK when they call each other ‘Tigger,’ but you should not, “Colbert joked.

The tigers’ have a weight, speed and bite advantage and they can even live up to one year longer on average. Plus, now they have the infamous “Colbert Bump” — so it’s really no contest: Tigers, you win, paws down.

Watch the clip: